Category Archives: Brazil

Origin Report: Brazil 2016

Back in 2012, Robert wrote about how the changing Brazilian economy was impacting the business of making specialty coffee from labour availability and minimum wage, to pondering the impacts of strip picking vs. hand picking, to differences in topographic and

Origin Report: Brazil 2016

Back in 2012, Robert wrote about how the changing Brazilian economy was impacting the business of making specialty coffee from labour availability and minimum wage, to pondering the impacts of strip picking vs. hand picking, to differences in topographic and

2016 El Niño/La Niña & Effects

Climate Change & Its Impacts on Coffee Production Most of us are well aware that coffee is highly susceptible to climate change. During visits to pretty well all coffee producing countries, the evidence – signs and stories – are there for all of us to

2016 El Niño/La Niña & Effects

Climate Change & Its Impacts on Coffee Production Most of us are well aware that coffee is highly susceptible to climate change. During visits to pretty well all coffee producing countries, the evidence – signs and stories – are there for all of us to

Farm Profile: Sao Benedito

Name: Fazenda São Benedito Region: South of Minas District: Minas Gerais Location: Carmo de Minas Average Annual Rainfall(mm): 1410mm Altitude (masl): 1150m Drying Method: Sun Harvest Method: Handpicking Main Harvest Season: July-September Varieties: Yellow Bourbon, Catuai, Catucai About The São

Farm Profile: Sao Benedito

Name: Fazenda São Benedito Region: South of Minas District: Minas Gerais Location: Carmo de Minas Average Annual Rainfall(mm): 1410mm Altitude (masl): 1150m Drying Method: Sun Harvest Method: Handpicking Main Harvest Season: July-September Varieties: Yellow Bourbon, Catuai, Catucai About The São

Farm Profile: Irmas Pereira

Name: Fazenda Irmas Pereira Region: Southeastern Brazil District: Carmo de Minas Location: Minas Gerais Nearest Town/Centre: Carmo de Minas Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1700mm Altitude (masl): 1075-1229 Drying Method: Sun Harvest Method: Handpicking Main Harvest Season: July-September Varieties: Yellow Icatu, Yellow

Farm Profile: Irmas Pereira

Name: Fazenda Irmas Pereira Region: Southeastern Brazil District: Carmo de Minas Location: Minas Gerais Nearest Town/Centre: Carmo de Minas Average Annual Rainfall (mm): 1700mm Altitude (masl): 1075-1229 Drying Method: Sun Harvest Method: Handpicking Main Harvest Season: July-September Varieties: Yellow Icatu, Yellow

Farm Profile: Sitio Fernandes

Name: Sitio Fernandes City: Pedralva Total estate area (acre): 67 Altitude (masl): 1160-1330 Varietals: Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Acaia About The estate first belonged to Mr. Mario Fernandes who in 1974 was raising cattle and producing sugar cane. During this time

Farm Profile: Sitio Fernandes

Name: Sitio Fernandes City: Pedralva Total estate area (acre): 67 Altitude (masl): 1160-1330 Varietals: Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Acaia About The estate first belonged to Mr. Mario Fernandes who in 1974 was raising cattle and producing sugar cane. During this time

Farm Profile: Pinheirinho

Farm: Pinheirinho Area (ha): 25 City: Carmo de Minas Region: Carmo de Minas Altitude (masl): 1056-1140 Varieties: Yellow Icatu ,Yellow Catuai, Yellow Catucai, Acaia Processes: Naturals About Lilica is the third generation to manage the Pinheirinho farm, which was inherited

Farm Profile: Pinheirinho

Farm: Pinheirinho Area (ha): 25 City: Carmo de Minas Region: Carmo de Minas Altitude (masl): 1056-1140 Varieties: Yellow Icatu ,Yellow Catuai, Yellow Catucai, Acaia Processes: Naturals About Lilica is the third generation to manage the Pinheirinho farm, which was inherited

Farm Profile: Sao Joaquim

Farm: São Joaquim Area (ha): 42 City: Conceição das pedras Region: Conceição das pedras
 Altitude (masl): 1200-1450 Varieties: Yellow Catuai,Red Catuai, Mundo Novo Process: Natural About The Sao Joaquim property is heritage of Jesimar grandfather, Mr. Vicente Garcia de Oliveira.

Farm Profile: Sao Joaquim

Farm: São Joaquim Area (ha): 42 City: Conceição das pedras Region: Conceição das pedras
 Altitude (masl): 1200-1450 Varieties: Yellow Catuai,Red Catuai, Mundo Novo Process: Natural About The Sao Joaquim property is heritage of Jesimar grandfather, Mr. Vicente Garcia de Oliveira.

A Natural(s) Backdrop

In Brazil, historically, processing coffee cherries has been equivalent to just drying them. The coffee cherries are kept intact while drying, neither requiring water nor involving any mechanical procedures. The natural process, then, has been a resource saving method altogether.

A Natural(s) Backdrop

In Brazil, historically, processing coffee cherries has been equivalent to just drying them. The coffee cherries are kept intact while drying, neither requiring water nor involving any mechanical procedures. The natural process, then, has been a resource saving method altogether.

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

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

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

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

Farm Profile: Pereira Sisters (formerly ‘Fazenda Serrado’)

  Name: Pereira Sisters (formerly Fazenda Serrado) Total estate area (acre): 250 Altitude (masl): 1075-1229 Varietals: Bourbon, Acaiá, Mundo Novo, Catuaí and Catuaí About In 1971, Antonio Andrade Pereira Filho and Maria da Conceição Costa Pereira decided to invest in

Farm Profile: Pereira Sisters (formerly ‘Fazenda Serrado’)

  Name: Pereira Sisters (formerly Fazenda Serrado) Total estate area (acre): 250 Altitude (masl): 1075-1229 Varietals: Bourbon, Acaiá, Mundo Novo, Catuaí and Catuaí About In 1971, Antonio Andrade Pereira Filho and Maria da Conceição Costa Pereira decided to invest in