Sítio São Joaquim - Brazil Conceição do Rio Verde
Dedication to Specialty resulting on one of the best coffees from Brazil.
Jesimar inherited the property from his grandfather, Vicente Garcia de Oliveira – who planted the first seedlings in Sitio São Joaquim back in 1953. Ever since that time, three generetions grew up and were raised because of the income that came from the coffee crops. Coffee now is still responsible for maintaining the studies and livings of jesimar’s children. And to honor all this legacy founded on coffee growing comes all his dedication and hard work.
Making business, succeeding in business
Jesimar moved forward in managing the farm and in trading coffee, banana and livestock with producers in the region. He started to become an entrepreneur in agribusiness sector.
Jesimar lost a son in a Truck accident. After that, he almost gave it all up, but soon he found on the farm a way to keep on.
Coffee growing became a huge pleasure, not only a job he had to do. Taking care of the crops, of the beans in the drying sector... it all was kind of a therapy for Jesimar during a period of mourning and reflection about his own life.
"I lost the pleasure of being among people around me when my son died. And Coffee saved me from my inner ghosts and from the depression I felt."
In 2012 got a high score and he was instructed to send it to the Cup of Excellence Brazil 2012 - Late harvest contest. Surprisingly, Jesimar took the 1st place in his very first competition, scoring 92.13 points, making São Joaquim farm well known in Brazil and worldwide.
Since then, Jesimar changed the way he runs the farm focusing on the production of specialty coffees.
"My work only ends up when my coffee gets well scored”
The Future, by Jesimar Sandi
“My plan is to be more selective at harvesting coffee, but this can only happen through long-term partnerships"
And that's where we at Dutch Barista step in ...
We've selected a micro-lot of Jesimar's finest natural process coffee. Juicy mouthfeel, intens molasses sweetness and a complex red apple, lemon, red berry and red grape acidity are gonna surprise your taste buds. The aroma and flavor brings you back to the bakery shop with notes of marsipan, shortbread, hazelnuts, milkchocolate and pear.