7th place: Red Catuaí Natural Sítio Bela Vista
- Origin: Brazil
- Variety: Red Catuaí
- Process type: Natural/Sun Dried
- Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 86.25 points
The coffee story
When we acquired Bela Vista, we had already heard that higher altitudes were better for the quality of coffee. They are also harder to manage because of the plot inclination and they tend to produce less. That actually made them cheaper at the time. When we bought Belva Vista it was cheaper than the lower altitude plots and it was all we could afford. The irony!
Since then we sold coffees to other countries and began seeing clients ask for bigger quantities. We also have qualified to some local competitions and got really good prices for our coffees. “Slow and steady will get you to where you want to go.” That is the saying. This is how it’s been for us. Coffee is a long term investment. I see people jumping on coffee because they saw some farmers making some money but they don’t last. They don't think about all we did back then, in the early days.
*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 Floral, Green apple, Stone fruit. Secondary notes: Herbal, Toffee. Lingering finish with citric, bright, juicy, medium-high acidity and a round body.
"Medium-high citric acidity brightens the whole coffee up, round body and nice floral touch." - 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)
Natural. Harvest happened between the end of July and early August. The coffees were picked manually using the “derriça” or stripping method. The maturation was so good that we didn’t have to do selective. We took the cherries to the patio for 8 days until humidity reached 16%. Then we took it to the mechanical dryer to finish drying for another 3 days. It dried a bit faster than on the patio but still quite slow because we manage very low temperatures.
July, 2020 - July, 2020
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: October, 2020
Jack Robson (Grower)
Cupped: September, 2020
Jack Robson (Grower)88.0
|Key flavor notes||
AlgranoFloral, Green apple, Stone fruit, Herbal, Toffee
Jack Robson (Grower)Floral, Lemon, Brazil nut, Honey, Bright acidity, Citric, Creamy, Full-bodied, Toffee
AlgranoMedium-high citric acidity brightens the whole coffee up, round body and nice floral touch.
Jack Robson (Grower)-
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