Brazil - Jose da Conceicao Gomes Microlot

Chocolate, golden raisin, cinnamon, coffee cake
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
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Lot Number P611583-5
  • 63 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Jose da Conceição Gomes is passionate about producing coffee that is both delicious and sustainable. He got to know coffee in Espírito Santo in 1995 and took a liking to the activity of coffee cultivation and practical knowledge of management. After expanding his farm in 2014, he found it difficult to control pests, which led to him seeking out environmentally friendly innovations control them. His property is in the Cerrado region of Minas Gerais, one of the most favorable regions for the coffee plant due to its well-defined climate: with rainy summers, which favors cherry growing, and dry winter, favorable for the harvesting and drying. 

Country of Origin Brazil
Region Cerrado
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Amizade
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Sun-dried on cement patios
Growing Altitude 1000m - 1150m
Harvest Season 2022/23
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Red Catuai 144

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 Amizade
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Sun-dried on cement patios
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Red Catuai 144
  • Min Growing Altitude 1000m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1150m
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade BRA CA NAT FY NY 2/3 SC 16/17
  • CTRM Contract Number P611583-5
  • Country of Origin Brazil
  • Warehouse Continental NJ