José Antonio Pasti’s father started the family’s fascination with coffee production when he inherited a small plot of land in the Espirito Santo region in the 1960’s. José grew up on the coffee farm, helping his father with small tasks and slowly becoming more familiar with what it takes to effectively manage a plantation.
As he grew older, he started taking on work on neighbouring farms, gaining the breadth of experience he required to eventually manage his own. This happened in 1981, when José’s father split his land between his children and José inherited the land that became Sitio Nascentes.
This lot is processed using the natural process, where cherries are sundried in whole for 2-3 weeks. This allows a clearer representation of the Espirito Santo terroir, showcasing a fresh cherry fruit character and intense raisin sticky sweetness, followed by an interesting tannic finish of genmaicha.