Passagem de Pedras, Brazil
PROFILE Rich & ComplexTASTES LIKE Marshmallow, Mango, DatesROAST Medium Roast, Espresso Brewing
Silvio Leite is one the most highly regarded figures in specialty coffee. Period. He was responsible for founding the Cup of Excellence and has served as a head judge since its inception. Seven Seeds and Silvio have a warm and close relationship for many many years and we are always blown away by his humble and sage like approach to everything he does. In turn, we are truly humbled to be able to work with and through him, as he has continued to focus and build his dreams up around small producers in Brazil, in particular the small producers in Chapada Diamantina, Bahia. He has facilitated our connection to top producers such as Jose Joaquim, Maridalto Santana and Antonio Rigno. Now, finally Silvio’s dream of becoming a farmer himself has come true. His farm, Passagem de Pedra is a “model/school“ farm, where he can share his knowledge with the smallholders of the region he supports along with Fabiano Borre at Progresso Farm. All of them are welcome to come and learn about best practices, post-harvest processes, fermentation and plant nutrition. We love our dear friend and true legend of coffee, Silvio.