On June 14th, SeriousEats.com started a 5-part series featuring our coffee farm in Brazil, Fazenda Nossa Senhora Aparecida!
Now, we may want to explain this better. As some of you know, our company has a coffee farm and roastery in the Alta Mogiana region of Brazil (São Paulo state) and a breath-taking 12,000 ft² cafeteria in the city of São Paulo. We’ll have more on this later as our blog has just come to life…
With that said, in this series, journalist Carey Jones goes through the entire cycle of growing and production of the coffee that we serve at Octavio Café in São Paulo. The articles are very detailed and a great read, as they show a coffee production process that is relatively sophisticated, unique in several ways and that challenges many paradigms in the specialty coffee world today.
This is a fantastic introduction to the world of Dallis Bros. Coffee and Octavio Café. We certainly couldn’t have written it better ourselves! In future posts, we’ll explain in more detail how we grow, process, roast and brew Octavio Café.
Stay tuned and have fun!
Coffee Tree to Cup in Brazil: Part I, The Farm
Coffee Tree to Cup in Brazil: Part 2, The Harvest
Coffee Tree to Cup in Brazil: Part 3, The Processing
Coffee Tree to Cup in Brazil: Part 4, The Roasting
Coffee Tree to Cup in Brazil: Part 5, The Drink
Second part of Josh Ozersky’s visit to our roastery.
We’re very excited that a story on Dallis Bros. Coffee’s almost centenary history came out on Edible Magazine!!! Click here to read the full article online on Edible Manhattan May/June ’10. Or check out the same article with gorgeous vintage photos – it’s worth it – in the Edible Brooklyn digital edition.
Josh Ozersky made two videos about Dallis, the first one being about a coffee cupping, check it out below:
Like our own coffee company, Fazenda Nossa Senhora Aperecida has a story built on a passion for coffee through generations. We couldn’t be happier to be partnered with this farm to bring such a pleasing, graceful coffee — full of smooth chocolate, hazelnut, and nougat—to New York City and beyond.
Octavio Coffee’s story starts back in 1890 when Giusepe and his son Vicente Quércia came to Brazil from Italy and began cultivating coffee. Octavio, Vicente’s son, followed the family tradition and began growing coffee in Alta Mogiana in the 1940s. Octavio knew that the good soil and altitude of the region would enable him to grow the highest quality coffee.
In 2002 Octavio’s son Orestes Quércia continued the family line and took over the company, implementing many new approaches to the farm. The farm has since been passed along to the fifth generation of Quércias — a true family heirloom. While still producing some of the finest coffees at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida farm, Octavio Coffee also includes a top of the line roasting facility and the Octavio Café, named the best café in São Paolo.
At Nossa Senhora Aparecida, sustainability is seen as an important part of quality coffee; high tech processes have been blended with ancient practices to ensure a continually regenerating land. The farm is also certified by the Rainforest Alliance and Utz Kapeh, two important social and environmental certifications.
In 2007, Octavio Coffee purchased and partnered with Dallis Coffee here in Queens, NewYork. Dallis Coffee is proud to represent the farm’s hard work, from its social and environmental efforts to its consistently delicious coffees. Each new harvest we visit the farm and taste each of the numerous lots that are just out of the fields. This coffee lot provides a deliciously sweet, smooth cup laden with notes of dates, nougat, almond butter, milk chocolate, and roasted hazelnuts.
Buy coffee from Nossa Senhora Aparecida here.