NATAL ALVES - SÍTIO PORTA DO CÉU
Estate: Sítio Porta do Céu
Producer: Natal Alves
Origin: Volcanic Region of Poços de Caldas, Brazil
Altitude: 1150m to 1300m
Harvesting System: Hand Picked
Processing: Dry Natural
Area: 9 hectares of coffee plantation
Coffee Varieties: Mundo Novo and Catuai
Social: 45 people depend directly on this estate
Environmental: 9 hectares of preserved Atlantic Rainforest
Clients with Volcano: USA, UK, South Korea, Russia, Australia
The farmer Natal Alves Figueiredo started his coffee production activity in 1996, when he found a marvelous mountainous piece of land in the Volcanic Region of Poços de Caldas, which he named Sítio Porta do Céu - "Heaven's gate estate".
At the time there was no coffee tree in these lands and Natal had to develop the coffee plantation by himself, a childhood dream since his grandfather was already a famous coffee grower in the region.
After more than 20 years of hard work embedded of passion for the coffee farming activity, today Natal is responsible for the production of some outstanding microlots.