The coffee story
I began working at the local cooperative to learn about quality control. Today I am a Q grader and also have the SCA Sensory Skills diploma. I learned a lot about preparing coffee, sampling, QC and processing since 2015. All this knowledge applied to the field has had a great impact on my family. We expanded our farms, patios and improved our post-harvest greatly. Our general quality of living has improved.
Q-Grader: Veronika Kečkéšová
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Total roasting time: 6'50" to 7'
First crack: Around 5¨45", 194 to 196 degrees Celsius
DTR: 65" to 70"
Quality comments: Score: 87.25. Primary notes: Floral, Citrus fruit, Red berries. Secondary notes of Black tea, Herbal, Rhubarb. Lingering, sweet and toffee-like aftertaste with citric-tartaric, multilayered acidity and tea-like elegant body.
"The most interesting thing about this coffee was that it tasted just like a fine washed African, floral and tea-like, elegant and sweet with multi-layered citric acidity of medium intensity and lingering toffee-like aftertaste." - Veronika
Q-Grader: Jack Robson, Francisco Lentini Neto and William Batista Mariano
Location: Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Roaster: Speciatto, Carmomaq
Total roasting time: 8-9 minutes
Drying phase: 4-5 minutes
Maillard phase: 3 minutes
DTR: 50 to 70 seconds
Other comments: Agtron 63-65
Screen size: 16/18 (2% below)
This lot comes from a sector in our sítio called "Da Cana" (Sugarcane). It refers to the sugar cane growing nearby. This is not one of our higher sectors - the most elevated parts of the farm range from 1300m to 1450m and we will be picking cherries in November -, but it has mild temperatures and a good amount of exposure to the morning sun. The harvest was manual and selective, done with care by my family. After picking and removing the unripes we washed the cherries and took them to dry on raised beds for 30 days. We spread the cherries in thin layers, but the temperature in my town Cristina is quite cool for Brazilian standards. After drying the coffee is taken to storage inside the dry cherry. This ensures that the humidity levels of the cherries become homogenous.
July, 2020 - July, 2020
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: October, 2020
Jack Robson (Grower)
Cupped: September, 2020
Jack Robson (Grower)89.0
|Key flavor notes||
AlgranoFloral, Citrus fruit, Red berries, Black tea, Herbal, Rhubarb
Jack Robson (Grower)Floral, Coconut, Toffee, Citric, High sweetness, Lingering, Vibrant acidity
AlgranoThe most interesting about this coffee was that it tasted just like a fine washed Africa, floral and tea-like, elegant and sweet with multi-layered citric acidity of medium intensity and lingering toffee-like aftertaste.
Jack Robson (Grower)I chose this coffee for the competition because it was fruity and floral. For me, it has notes of molasses, cane sugar, orange and orange blossom.
Sítio Vargem Alegre is in the city of Cristina, in the Mantiqueira de Minas Indication of Origin region, at an elevation of 1300 meters. The topography is mountainous, the climate differentiated and the land conducive to producing high-quality coffee. The producer and his family are dedicated to sustainable growing, seeking to work in harmony with the environment. They believe that sustainable agriculture leads to a higher standard of living. The farm has reserves for the preservation of native forests and springs. The varieties Yellow Catucaí, Bourbn and Acaiá are planted. The farm is in an area that has the Mantiqueira de Minas Indication of Origin seal, which guarantees the origin and quality of the coffee. The harvest is done by the family and is selective, bean by bean, occurring when the fruits are at the peak of their maturation. The coffee is hand-picked over cloths to avoid contact with the soil.
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