10th place: Nivaldo and Willer Arantes - Yellow Icatu Sector 4 Natural
- Origin: Brazil
- Variety: Yellow Icatu
- Process type: Natural/Sun Dried
- Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 86.25 points
The coffee story
Our location and altitude are big contributors to the coffee’s quality. We are on the top of a mountain chain, in a plateau in the region of São Gonçalo. We discovered our potential only 7 years ago, when we participated in our first competition. We got 3rd place, but with a twist. The 1st and 2nd places were for micro-lots of 10 or 15 bags. Our lot had 250 bags! This helped us realize we could produce high quality consistently with good volume.
Another interesting detail about us is that my father Nivaldo is a cartographer by trade. He drew all the maps of the farm we have at the moment. We decided to add one of them here for you to have a look:
*This coffee was scrutinized by 4 certified Q-Graders in 2 countries for the competition process with rigorous sensorial and physical analysis. Differences in cupping scores and notes are due to the use of different roast machines and lab setups. As the selection of the lots and the rankings happened in Brazil, the jury's score was kept as the main quality evaluation on the lot information page. Read the information below for more detail.
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: 86.25. Primary notes of Dried fruit, Stone fruit, Toffee. Secondary notes: Citrus fruit, Nutty. Lingering finish with citric acidity and a velvety body.
"Tasty dried fruits, raisins, velvety body and medium citric acidity with lingering 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 (3.6% below)
This lot comes from sector 4 at our farm and it has harvested mechanically. We actually had to buy this harvester this year because of the restrictions imposed by COVID, which meant that we couldn’t bring pickers from the North of the state as we usually do. We can adjust the frequency and speed on our machine so that it will only harvest the riper cherries. We also waited until the had a 70% maturation rate before harvesting to make sure the selection would be good. It took us 3 days to harvest the whole lot, which was then taken to dry on the patio for 10 days. It then finished drying on the mechanical dryer for 5 days. We have a strict temperature control protocol and dry the coffee at a maximum temperature of 30 degrees Celsius. The coffee also rests every night.
July, 2020 - July, 2020
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: October, 2020
Jack Robson (Grower)
Cupped: September, 2020
Jack Robson (Grower)87.5
|Key flavor notes||
AlgranoDried fruit, Stone fruit, Toffee, Citrus fruit, Nutty
Jack Robson (Grower)Dried fruit, Citrus fruit, Toffee, Citric, Creamy, Double cream, High sweetness
AlgranoTasty dried fruits, raisins, velvety body and medium citric acidity with lingering aftertaste.
Jack Robson (Grower)-
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