The coffee story
Alessandro Alves Hervaz is the man behind some of the highest-scoring lots in this #BrazilianDiscovery. He has worked with coffee from 16 years of age when his father, Luiz Hervaz Lobato, bought the first family farm in Mantiqueira de Minas in 1993. In 2006, alongside a group of farmers, he founded APAS (Associação dos Produtores do Alto da Serra) and acted as the association’s president for 7 years.
Today a seasoned farmer, Alessandro has a personal approach to post-harvest processing that has lead him to win awards and place amongst the 10 best in the two previous editions of Brazil’s Cup of Excellence - and maybe this year’s too. Results will be announced this coming Saturday. Harvest in Brazil hasn’t been easy this year. However Alessandro is making the most of it. He speaks openly and honestly about his journey in coffee, the challenges he faced, the harsh weather conditions and why he is investing in direct trade despite the financial risk.
Read more about Alessandro on this blog post: https://blog.algrano.com/meet-the-farmer-alessandro-hervaz-talks-about-the-brazilian-harvest-and-his-approach-to-naturals
July, 2020 - July, 2020
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: September, 2020
|Key flavor notes||
Grower (Pending)Milk chocolate, Brown sugar, Full-bodied, Citric
Iniciei na cafeicultura em 1993, quando meu pai comprou a Fazenda Fortaleza, foi meu primeiro contato com o café, trabalhamos em regime de agricultura familiar, focados na produção de cafés de especiais naturais e cereja descascado, secamos os cafés em terreiros pavimentados, suspensos e estufa. Em 2016 começamos a fazer a colheita seletiva, no começo parecia impossível e inviável para o Brasil era o que todos diziam, mais graças a Deus a qualidade nos surpreendeu atingindo notas e sabores que nem imaginávamos, a colheita seletiva elevou muito nossa qualidade, trabalhamos duro nos últimos anos, acreditamos e investimos na qualidade e agora estamos colhendo os resultados com diversas premiações em concursos regionais e nacionais. Em 2016 começamos o cultivo orgânico em uma área pequena e em 2019 certificamos nosso café orgânico no IBD. Outra fonte de renda é a apicultura, por isso criamos a marca a Honey & Coffee que representa todo nosso trabalho na apicultura e nas fazendas de café.
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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.
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