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Brazil Fazenda Serrado Natural

Origin Brazil /

Altitude 1000 - 1200 masl /

Crop Year 2017/18 /

Varietal Acaiá Catucaí and Yellow Bourbon. Mundo Novo Yellow Catuaí /

Product Code 5200

About Brazil Fazenda Serrado Natural

José Antonio is the fifth generation cultivating coffee on this farm. He runs all the work on the farm, along with his wife and the help of his Parents.

The property is located in the Mantiqueira de Minas Geographical Indication seal granted by the National Industrial Property Institute (INPI), which guarantees the origin of the coffee lots.

From the beginning of production, the farm relies on the guidance of agronomists from COCARIVE, who monitor all steps of the production process from cultivation to post-harvest.

The harvest is selective, done when the fruits are well-ripened, and is done by hand over cloths to avoid the beans touching the ground. On the same day the coffee is picked, it is put into bags and then taken to the cement patio for drying, being raked several times per day, until it reaches the ideal humidity of 11%. After drying, the coffee is taken to wooden granaries to rest for a period of 30 days.   After resting, the beans are processed and separated into lots, then they are taken to COCARIVE’s warehouses in Carmo de Minas, where they are classified, cupped and commercialized on both the Brazilian and international markets.

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.