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Brazil Minas Gerais Natural - Marco Antonio Fernandes

Strawberry, blackberry, butterscotch, toffee
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P609029-5
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About This Coffee

Surrounded by 40,000 acres of coffee, the town of Alfenas in the south of Minas Gerais is home to the Specialty Coffee Association of Brazil. Coffee grows among gentle hills along the shore of Lake Furnas, known locally as the Sea of Minas. Arabica has been grown commercially in this region since 1898, but separation into micro-lots is new to the area. This coffee was naturally processed using traditional methods, the cherry sun drying on patios. This is an Arara variety grown at 1200 meters. .

Country of Origin Brazil
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 15/16
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Farm Name Mesas
Growing Altitude 1200m

History of Coffee in Brazil

American colonists had been drinking coffee for fifty years before the first coffee seed was planted in Brazil in 1727. A hundred years later, Brazil accounted for 30% of the world’s coffee supply. A hundred years after that, in the 1920’s, Brazil held a virtual monopoly, producing 80% of the world’s coffee. Although Brazil’s market share peaked at 80% in the 1920’s, its continuing status as the world’s largest coffee producer still gives the country considerable influence on the market and coffee prices. It is said that when Brazil sneezes, the coffee world catches cold. In 1975, a “black frost” destroyed over 70 percent of the crop in Brazil and coffee prices doubled world-wide. Brazil was a founding member of the Pan-American Coffee Bureau, which invented the concept of a “coffee break,” during an advertising campaign in the early 1950’s.

Growing Coffee in Brazil 

The U.S. state of Maryland is not large enough to contain all the coffee plants in Brazil, even if every inch of the state was growing coffee. Over 300,000 coffee farms in 2,000 cities grow coffee in Brazil. Although some of Brazil’s 30 coffee growing regions are home to the world’s largest coffee farms, there are also small and medium sized farms, including those owned and operated by women as part of Olam’s Café Delas initiative.  With so much land devoted to coffee, it’s no surprise that  over 40 species coffee plant can be found growing in Brazil, but the most common are Yellow Bourbon, Acaia, Yellow Catuai, Red Catuai, and New World. While the amount of washed coffee coming out of Brazil has increased steadily over the years, the vast majority of coffee is still produced using the dry method.  

  • Status Spot
  • Farm Name Mesas
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 15/16
  • Growing Altitude 1200m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Country of Origin Brazil
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P609029-5