Warm up to LCDC 2.0 at Belleville, November 6, 2014


Photo from at Carmo Coffee lab in Pedralva from CCS’ visit July 2014. Left: Jesimar de Oliveira Sandi of Sao Joaquim farm, Winner of Brazil CoE Natural Competition 2013. Right: Marcela Fernandes of Fernandes Farm in Pedralva. She is also in charge of Carmo Coffee’s lab at the Furnas facility in Pedralva where the CCS lots are received and quality checked. We’ll cup various samples of Naturals from these farmers and more.

Bonjour Paris!

Melanie will be in town this Thursday as part of a warm-up to Le Carnaval du Café 2.0, which kicks-off January 25, 2015 at the beautiful La Bellevilloise of Paris.

For those of you who didn’t join us during Le Carnaval du Café 2012, one of our esteemed guests was Dr. Flávio Borém, who presented findings from his research on natural processing in Brazil. Flávio is not only the pre-eminent researcher on coffee quality post-harvest (processing, drying, storage); he is also a naturals-processing specialist: from both research and cupping aspects. To give the briefest of backgrounds to this, naturals are vitally important to Brazil’s coffee production as it makes up 80-85% of all coffee exported from Brazil. However, Brazilian naturals have been disregarded from a specialty coffee standpoint because much of it is regarded as inferior in quality and taste in comparison to coffee processed through other methods. What we at CCS have found is that there are great naturals to be had – it’s a matter of finding the right partners that do naturals right.

During this week’s warm-up event, Melanie will present some updates on some of these themes, as well as cup samples from this year’s harvest to showcase just how far some Brazilian naturals have come in cup quality.


Event details

Location: Belleville, 10 rue Pradier

Date/Time: Thursday,  November 6th from 16:00

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