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Brazil Santa Serra Natural

Origin Brazil /

Altitude 900 - 1500 masl /

Crop Year 2018/19 /

Varietal Yellow Catuai and Yellow Bourbon /

Product Code 6133

About Brazil Santa Serra Natural

Situated on the Minas Geraisside of the Serra da Mantiqueira(southern Minas Gerais), is the region of Mantiqueirade Minas. Mantiqueirade Minas is today the most awarded growing region in Brazil with a highly decorated history in Brazil’s Cup of Excellence. In 2011, Mantiqueirawas recognized with official ‘Geographic Indication’ by the BSCA and its reputation continues to gain recognition as one of the world’s finest producing regions.

Santa Serra is coffee produced by our partners at CocariveCooperative in Carmo de Minas. Cocarivehave pioneered quality coffee production in the Mantiqueiraand have probably been the most influential player in bringing international attention to the Mantiqueiraregion and the small town of Carmo. Cocariveis a cooperative, owned and operated by its member producers. Over a decade ago, Cocariveoutlined a strategic vision to focus on producing the highest possible quality to maximize returns for its members.

MTC has been working with Cocarivefor over 5 years. We established the Santa Serra product collaboratively with Cocarive, with the aim to create high quality Mantiqueiracoffee available in larger, repeatable volumes. Santa Serra is comprised of estate coffees from Cocarive’snetwork of producer members. Producer lots are blended to a defined cup score and cup profile. This allows smaller producers to realize their potential and access export markets through working together.

About Brazil

Coffee was bought to Brazil in 1727 from French Guiana, by Captain- Lieutenant Francisco de Melo Palheta. Legend has it, that Francisco de Mello charmed the French governor’s wife and she buried coffee seeds in a bouquet of flowers and that is how the cultivation of coffee began.

Today, Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer and is becoming a major player in the specialty coffee industry.

Coffee farms in Brazil are run as small estates, called ‘Fazendas de Cafe’. The vast majority of coffee farms are found in the regions of Paraná, Espirito Santos, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia. Each of these growing regions, produce their own distinct coffees.

Brazil produces many varieties of coffee known as, Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, and Mundo Novo, and about 80% of coffee produced is Arabica. Coffee in Brazil is processed by the wet (washed), dry (natural), and semi-washed (pulped natural) methods.

Coffee in Brazil has generated wealth and stimulated the growth of all agricultural and industrial sectors. It has brought to Brazil many economic, social and political changes in all states, and continues today to be one of the most important products in Brazil.

84/100

February 1, 2019

General Comments: Sweet & full bodied with a clean finish. Notes of almonds, hazelnut, milk chocolate, caramel, sugarcane, guava, cocoa.

Aroma Comments: Soft plum, currants, sugarcane and raisins in aroma.