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Brazil Serra Das Tres Barras Pulped Natural

Origin Brazil /

Altitude 1100-1400 masl /

Crop Year 2016 /

Varietal Yellow Bourbon /

Product Code 6603

About Brazil Serra Das Tres Barras Pulped Natural

Fazenda Serra das Três Barras is located in the rolling mountains of South Minas just outside the small rural town of Carmo de Minas. The region has quite recently become renowned for its award winning quality, producing some of the finest lots Brazil has to offer. The estate has an average elevation of 1300 masl . Tres Barras is now run to producer José Wagner Ribeiro Junqueira, together with his three sons Kleber, Ralph and Herbert de Castro Junqueira and his wife Margarida Maria de Castro Junqueira.

The family’s coffee trees are cultivated in fertile red soils, with elevations varying from 1100 to 1450 meters, and annual rainfalls varying from 1700 to 2200 mm, with well-defined seasons. This particular lot is carefully processed on the farm’s excellent processing facilities without fermentation. The coffee is also hand-picked which is extremely unique for Brazil where labour costs are comparatively high. Coffees are dried firstly on patios and subsequently in drying machines to reach optimal moisture levels before hulling.

About Brazil

Coffee was bought to Brazil in 1727 from French Guiana, by Captain- Lieutenant Francisco de Melo Palheta. Legend has it, that Francisco de Mello charmed the French governor’s wife and she buried coffee seeds in a bouquet of flowers and that is how the cultivation of coffee began.

Today, Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer and is becoming a major player in the specialty coffee industry.

Coffee farms in Brazil are run as small estates, called ‘Fazendas de Cafe’. The vast majority of coffee farms are found in the regions of Paraná, Espirito Santos, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia. Each of these growing regions, produce their own distinct coffees.

Brazil produces many varieties of coffee known as, Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, and Mundo Novo, and about 80% of coffee produced is Arabica. Coffee in Brazil is processed by the wet (washed), dry (natural), and semi-washed (pulped natural) methods.

Coffee in Brazil has generated wealth and stimulated the growth of all agricultural and industrial sectors. It has brought to Brazil many economic, social and political changes in all states, and continues today to be one of the most important products in Brazil.