Brazil Cafe Delas - Filomena Estefania de Mattos Couto

Heavy body, chocolate, peach, pear syrup, nice sweetness
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P611583-4
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About This Coffee

Café Delas sources green coffee from farming operations owned by women, who are paid directly for their coffee. Perhaps most importantly, the Café Delas program does not only search for circumstances where women are the decision makers behind a coffee, but also actively provides support and education to women involved in coffee to equip them to beleaders of their community.

Central Mattos Santa Rita has been in Filomena's family since 1896. "Passed through generations, me and my family have now two coffee farms in locations that have favorable climate and altitude for coffee growing. Today we know that you don’t do anything alone. We have a team of employees highly trained. We honestly did not expect to be where we are now. Today our farms are source of pride for all of us."

Country of Origin Brazil
Region Cerrado
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Central Mattos Santa Rita
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Mechanical dryer and cement patio
Growing Altitude 1200m
Harvest Season 2022/23
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catuai, Mundo Novo

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.  

  • Region Cerrado
  • Farm Name Central Mattos Santa Rita
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Mechanical dryer and cement patio
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai, Mundo Novo
  • Min Growing Altitude 1200m
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade BRA CA NAT FY NY 2/3 SC 16/17
  • CTRM Contract Number P611583-4
  • Country of Origin Brazil
  • Warehouse Continental NJ