The Sítio Repolho Estate is nestled in the gently rolling hills of Minas Gerais near Nepomuceno, Brazil. Comprised of 12.5 hectares (31 acres) of rich, red earth, the Estate was originally owned by Nequinha Villas Boas and has been passed down to his heirs for over a century. Located at 860 meters (2822 feet), the estate is perfectly situated to produce the finest high-density Arabica coffee beans.
Higino Magrinelli Neto has been tending the Sítio Repolho Estate for over 30 years. He takes care of 24,000 coffee plants that produce about 15,000 kg (33,000 lbs) of coffee per harvest. Committed to sustainable farming methods, he works closely with an agronomist to make sure that the plants, workers, and environment stay healthy. Higino retains a fulltime caretaker to help with the day-to-day tasks and provides work to an additional ten people at harvest time.
All of the coffee on the estate is picked by hand and naturally processed.