Brazil - Carlos Alberto Leite Coutinho Microlot

Apple pie, strawberry, good body, fruity
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P610229-2
  • 15 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Originally a small farm that started growing coffee for family and friends, Carlos Coutinho quickly realized his land was excellent for coffee and the farm grew. The first plantations started in the Distrito region as a practical strategy for crop diversification. It was not long before the farmers realized that the climate and soil combined with the technology and experience already implemented in the management of other crops provided great potential for the production of specialty coffee. Now the region, where most coffee grows around 1,200 meters, is known for several coffee quality awards. Carlos’ farm, Novo Horizonte, produces semi-washed and natural Catuai using both patio and mechanical drying.

Country of Origin Brazil
Region Distrito Federal
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Novo Horizonte
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Mechanical and patio-dried
Growing Altitude 1200m
Harvest Season 2021/22
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catuai

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
  • Region Distrito Federal
  • Farm Name Novo Horizonte
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Mechanical and patio-dried
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai
  • Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 15/16
  • Growing Altitude 1200m
  • Country of Origin Brazil
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P610229-2