Since 1896 the Cambraia family has been growing coffee in the Santo Antônio do Amparo village, located in the Sul de Minas region of Brazil. The farmer of Fazenda Samambaia, Henrique Dias Cambraia, attributes the high quality of his beans to the constant cool breeze in the mountainous region, which prevents the coffee fruit from experiencing extremely high temperatures.
The yellow Catuaí varietal produces yellow fruit, as opposed to the classic red, and a larger bean size than standard Brazilian coffees. This offering is processed using the natural method, where the entire skin and fruit is left on as the beans are dried, in this case on raised patios. This method allows more of the coffee nutrients and sugars to move into the bean, further highlighting the unique flavors of the bean.
Samambaia estate has won many awards for it’s high quality coffee, including the prestigious Cup of Excellence award.