Paulo’s transformation into a coffee producer has had a couple of interesting turns. As a child, his grandfather was a great coffee producer in Sao Paulo state. The opportunity was there from a young age to be involved. Paulo, however, chose a different path. Graduating with a degree in Electronic Engineering, Paulo pursued a career in Information Technology instead.
Fate had other ideas, and when Paulo married into a coffee producing family, his evolution began. Today, Paulo is 100% dedicated to the management of Ouro Verde Farm. Utilising his Engineering skills, Paulo has transformed Ouro Verde into a controlled, technology driven operation while maintaining the traditions that have characterised it through several generations.
Ouro Verde is located in an ideal, coffee growing region blessed with a micro-climate conducive for producing high quality specialty coffee. Together with Paulo’s innovations and meticulous post-harvest processing, 90% of Ouro Verde’s production qualifies as specialty coffee. An enviable statistic!
Of the lots we sampled, this Lot #1 impressed us most. Milk chocolate, almond and cherry notes delivered syrupy and sweet like panella. This micro-lot is bound to be popular, especially for those who enjoy heavy bodied coffees.
SUGGESTED RECIPE: 23g, in 34g, out 28sec
SUGGESTED RECIPE: 24g, in 350g out
PRODUCER: Paulo Sergio Lobo
REGION: São Sebastião do Paraíso, Minas Gerais
VARIETAL: Yellow Catuai
ELEVATION: 1,080 - 1,200 MASL
PROCESS: Natural; Dried on patios and raised beds