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Brazil Santa Serra Pulped Natural

Origin Brazil /

Altitude 900-1500 masl /

Crop Year 2017/18 /

Varietal Yellow Catuai & Yellow Bourbon /

Product Code 3835

About Brazil Santa Serra Pulped Natural

Situated in the Minas Gerais side of the Serra da Mantiqueira, in the south of the state of Minas Gerais, is the region of Mantiqueira de Minas.

With a centennial tradition of producing specialty coffees, Mantiqueira de Minas is today of the most awarded regions in Brazil. In 2011, it was recognized as a Geographic Indication, in the Indication of Origin modality, for its tradition and worldwide reputation in producing high-quality coffees.

Composed of mostly small producers, our origin is differentiated by the unique characteristics of the territory, mainly for the pioneering work that has been done by our producers in creating rare and astonishing coffees.

Indication of Origin has the objective of demonstrating and guaranteeing that this product is part of the territory’s culture and is produced in a demarcated area and follows specific standards and rules to protect the identity of this regional heritage. As the region has some 7,800 producers, 89% being small farmers, the Santa Serra Blend which is composed of various lots from small producers, was created with the goal of introducing small farmers into the specialty coffee market.

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.

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March 31, 2017

General Comments: Sweet cup of malt, chocolate, raisin & toffee.