Farm: Sitito Tomazino & Sitito Castelo
Number of Farmers: 2
Varietals: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon
Sitito Tomazini, is a small family farm that was founded in 1940 by Antonio Tomazini near Castelo City in the small community of, “Bateia”. Currently, the estate is run by his two sons, Solimar and Marcos. The farm is small, about 20 hectars or 50 acres which produces coffee from 870 – 1000 meters above sea level.
Sitito Tomazino produces on average 350 bags of pulped natural coffees. When processing, all cherries are hand sorted and dried on a covered patio. Solimar and Marcos are expecting to have children soon allowing the family tradition of good quality coffee and family agriculture to extend another generation.
As with many family businesses, the Tomazino family manages everything from business affairs to pruning of their trees. The Tomazino family is a rare gem of a family-oriented small producer in the vastly big business of Brazilian coffee.