Brazil Minas Gerais Natural a special treat brought to us from the Serra das Três Barras estate in the Mantiqueira de Minas region. A full-bodied coffee boasting sweet notes of strawberries, brown sugar and rich chocolate sauce.
REGION: MANTIQUEIRA DE MINAS
ALTITUDE (MASL): 1,000-1,400
NOTES: STRAWBERRY, BROWN SUGAR, DRIED PEACH, MILK CHOCOLATE
CUPPING SCORE: 87 PTS
For over 150 years, Brazil has been the world’s top coffee producer, which currently accounts for approximately a third of all coffee produced. Most plantations are located in the southeastern states, where the environment and climate are ideal for growing coffee. While most countries process beans using the wet process, almost all coffee in Brazil uses a dry process.
REGION: Mantiqueira de Minas, Minas Gerais
Minas Gerais is the largest of the three major growing regions in Brazil. Located within the region is the Mantiqueira de Minas region, which is where this single estate coffee is traceable to. It is a protected area known for its rolling hills, good rainfall, ideal temperatures and well-defined seasons for growing coffee. Most local plantations harvest one large annal crop during the dry season, usually between June and September. Mantiqueira is known for its focus on sustainable growth whilst preserving the traditional quality and authenticity of the region
FARM: Serra das Tres Barras
A 500-acre estate, known for their extremely high-quality coffees, that has been in the same family for five generations. There are 160 hectares cultivated for coffee. Coffee is picked by hand and placed in cloths, in order to avoid contact with the ground. The same day, they are transported to drying, always seeking to keep quality at the forefront of all processing.
PRODUCER: Jose Wagner Ribeiro Junqueira
After growing up on the estate, Jose is now farming it together with his wife, Margarida Maria de Castro Junqueira and three sons (Kleber, Ralph and Herbert de Castro Junqueira). The family has focused on working in harmony with nature to preserve the natural forests and many springs that are found on the property. Jose also loans a portion of the estate to Procafe, who researches disease resistant plants.
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