BR-344-202007 • Past harvest

L-115 2x Fermented Natural Topázio

  • 4C: $7.80 USD / kgFOB
  • Rainforest Alliance: $7.80 USD / kgFOB
  • Conventional (no certification): $7.80 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Brazil
  • Variety: Topázio
  • Process type: Natural/Sun Dried
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 87.25 points
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The coffee story

Vinhal's history started with my grandfather ‘Seu Zico’ or Mr Zico in 1988. A charismatic figure and very kind, he was the one who sewed, with his own hands, the first coffee seeds on the soil of what today is Vinhal Cafés Artesanais back in the 80s.

We grow coffee in Fazenda Estrela and Fazenda Recanto, two properties located at Serra do Salitre, in the Cerrado Mineiro region. Over the years we have become Rainforest Alliance, 4C and Ceritfica Minas certified and have adopted the best sustainability practices and respect for people and the environment. We are a family-run business and everyone in duty is absolutely passionate about coffee. We are also members of the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA).

Sunrise at Fazenda Estrela

My father Afonso took over when Seu Zico passed away, alongside my mother Marcélia. My father is in charge of the most arduous side of the business, the management of the farms. As we say it in Brazil, he is "carrying the piano". My mother is in charge of one of the most delicate sides of the business, the post-harvest of the micro-lots. 

I, Rafael, am Afonso and Marcélia's eldest son, in charge of the commercial development of the farm and our brand. We have never exported directly before and this is my main project at the moment. I am all for direct trade and fiercely against certain groups and cooperatives holding the monopoly of the coffee trade. I want to sell to roasters and know my final buyer. I also have multiple friends in coffee and hope to be able to help them in the coming years too. 

The Vinhal family at a award ceremony in 2019


2019/2020 crop AWARDS

• Expocaccer
• 1st Pulped Natural
• 3rd Pulped Natural
• Cerrado Mineiro
• 2nd Pulped Natural

2018/2019 crop awards

• 5th Coffee of the Year Brasil
• 10th Coffee of the Year Brasil
• 13th Coffee of the Year Brasil
• 2nd Pulped Natural EMATER/MG
• 2nd Natural EMATER/MG
• 3rd Pulped Natural EMATER/MG

Previous crops awards

• 2017/2018 – 18th Pulped Natural Cerrado Mineiro
• 2016/2017 – 7th Pulped Natural Cerrado Mineiro
• 2016/2017 – 13th Pulped Natural Cerrado Mineiro
• 2015/2016 – 3rd Natural Cerrado Mineiro
• 2014/2015 – 3rd Pulped Natural EMATER/MG
• 2013/2014 – 10th Natural Cerrado Mineiro

The process

This coffee comes from sector 3 of Fazenda Recanto. It was fermented for 96 hours inside a water tank: the first 48 hours without water and the following 48 hours with the addition of water (to help control the temperature). It was then centrifugated and taken to dry on the patio for 5 days.
Produced & offered by Vinhal Cafés Artesanais
  • Brazil
  • Single farm
  • 4C, Rainforest Alliance
  • 30 sales on Algrano
  • 15 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in , , , , , ,
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
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Awarded family estate crazy about experiments

Since 1988 we have been producing very high-quality coffees in the heart of Minas Gerais state, in Cerrado Mineiro Region - Brazil and throughout this trajectory, we have improved our work and adopted the best sustainability practices and respect for people and the environment. We are a family run business and everyone on duty is absolutely passionate about coffee. Our properties are certified by Rainforest Alliance, 4C (Common Code for the Coffee Community) and Certifica Minas and we are also members of BSCA (Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association). With great care and reliance on innovative craft production, we do our best to ensure that our coffees stand out both in the domestic and foreign markets and we are very proud of all the awards we have already won in some of the main quality contests in Brazil. We are sure that our product really stands out for its extremely different aromas and flavours. So, with great pride, we invite you to try and testify the quality of our coffee!

  • Process type
    Natural/Sun Dried
  • Harvest period
    July, 2020 - July, 2020
  • Average yearly production in bags

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: September, 2020
Vinhal Cafés Artesanais
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Cupped: September, 2020
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Key flavor notes
Tropical fruit, Red ripe fruit, Jammy, Citrus fruit, Cacao nibs
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Quality comment
Excellent cup profile with juicy sparkling acidity and coating body, lots of tropical fruit in the fragrance and fresh pineapple at the break. Dominating flavour of raspberry jam even in the lingering aftertaste.
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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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