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BR-301 Mantiqueira de Minas Regional Blend 01 - Natural - Coopervass
- Origin: Brazil
- Variety: Catuaí, Mundo Novo, Catucaí
- Process type: Natural/Sun Dried
- Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 81.5 points
- Available quantity: 320 bags
- Minimum order quantity (MOQ): 20 bags
last updated on 2021-01-15
- ETA Bremen, Germany: April 2021
- Order now, pay later
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The coffee story
This is a high impact coffee. When purchasing this lot you can have access to the exact premiums paid back to the farmers and you can adjust the premium to further reward the producers. This is also a pilot from Coopervass. If successful, the cooperative will continue and expand for the coming harvests.
Alessandro Hervaz: new blood bringing life to a traditional coop
Coopervass was founded in 1960 by 27 farmers in the town of São Gonçalo do Sapucaí, in the South of Minas Gerais. 2020 marks the 60th year of the cooperative, now with 3 thousand members. Despite its longevity, Coopervass focused heavily on milk and cheese production in its first few decades. Their coffee department was created in 1972 and only began working effectively in 1996 when the cooperative built firstly a warehouse and later a quality control lab.
This year, one of Algrano’s long-term partners Alessandro Alves Hervaz of Honey Coffee Farms was elected vice-president of Coopervass. Alessandro had been the president of another cooperative called APAS, also based in São Gonçalo, for 7 years. After all this time, he decided it was time for APAS to welcome fresh blood and new ideas. By that time he was already involved in Coopervass, who was also in need of fresh ideas and creativity. “After spending some time focusing on my own production and farms, Coopervass invited to join their team, so I decided to run,” he remembers.
Alessandro is not your typical small farmer. After closely following his footsteps for the last 5 years we can say he is not short of a force of nature. Wherever he goes, the cup scores improve. Known as “Sandrão” amongst friends, Alessandro is passionate about coffee and about helping other farmers. Those who know him say he likes to go looking for trouble because heading a cooperative in need of change is not an easy job. On top of looking after his own farms from 7am, he spends every afternoon at Coopervass’ office. “Some people like to complain about problems. I try to do something about it,” he says.
Inspired by cooperatives in Africa and Central America, Alessandro created the Payback Project to support Coopervass’ first exporting attempt. He worked long and hard on a spreadsheet where all the costs are imputed and where he can easily find out how much of added premiums can go back to the farmers in the form of a second payment. 47.5% of the premium goes to the farmer, 47.5% to the coop and 5% to the staff in the coffee department, as a way to encourage them to improve their skills and the quality of the coop.
Despite the current available pricing, roasters can also request to add a higher premium to support this project. This extra premium can be split between the coop and the farmer OR go to the farmer in full according to the roaster's choice.
In Mantiqueira de Minas, the majority of the coffees are processed as naturals because they drink better, have more sweetness and complexity. After harvesting, the coffees are dried on the patio for an average of 20 days and then taken to the mechanical drier for another 10-15 days. Screen 16 up.
800m - 1520m
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: September, 2020
Cupped: August, 2020
|Key flavor notes||Apple, Walnut, Chocolate, Black tea||Chocolate, Caramel, High sweetness, Mild acidity|
|Quality comment||This coffee's best attributes are the medium-low tartaric acidity and the hint of black tea in the aftertaste. The aroma is chocolatey and the body, medium.||-|
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.
Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:
- Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
- EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.
Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.
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