BR-380-202007 • Past harvest

Nivaldo and Willer Arantes - Chácara Nossa Senhora Aparecida - Lot 22 Natural Mundo Novo

  • FairTrade: $5.00 USD / kgFOB
  • Conventional (no certification): $5.00 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Brazil
  • Variety: Mundo Novo
  • Process type: Natural/Sun Dried
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 83.5 points
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The coffee story

Chácara Nossa Senhora da Aparecida is located in São Gonçalo do Sapucaí town in the South of Minas Gerais. We grow mainly Mundo Novo, Catuaí and Icatu varieties. We like them because the resulting drink is good and the plants yield well under the correct conditions. This coffee is an example of the general quality our farm has been producing this year. Quality has been great! It’s beautiful to look at a cupping sheet and see that your worst coffees are scoring 82, for example. We have some low-quality contracts to honour and - it’s kind of bonkers - we don’t really have the amounts.

My father Nivaldo Arantes overseeing this year's harvest

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.

Since then we have developed some relationships with roasters in Brazil and in Australia selling directly. We also have created a Coffee Club to discuss all things coffee with other enthusiasts. Coffee is a great way to meet new people and make friends! It carries a lot of recognition for the producer, unlike any other crop. Have you heard of specialty pinto beans? I haven’t...

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:

Map of the farm showing the different sectors and the varieties planted on each of them. This lot comes from sector 1

Aerial shots of the farm

The process

This lot was mechanically harvested when the trees reached a minimum of 60% of maturation. We bought the harvester this year due to the pandemic. Normally we can bring workers from the North of the state of Minas Gerais, but this year we just couldn't get people to come. This harvester is very interesting though! It works well even in more mountainous regions like ours and you can adjust the frequency of the vibration so that most of the cherries you collect are riper (and heavier). Combining that with the fact that the maturation has been very even this weather thanks to the good weather we managed to harvest very close to our usual levels of maturation. The coffee was then dried on the patio for 12 days and for 5 days on the mechanical drier with a very low and controlled temperature to allow for even drying. The coffee was then stored in the warehouse to rest, making sure the humidity levels were stable before hulling.
  • Brazil
  • Cooperative
  • FairTrade, Organic
  • 61 sales on Algrano
  • 26 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in , , , , , , , , ,
  • 3 Average orders per roaster

"We have been partnering up with APAS two years ago and are very happy with this relationship. The great thing about Apas is that they can provide different qualities at different price points and all of their coffees are really clean and solid. The selective picking micro lots are really unique, we are in love with this sweet and complex cup profile. And what is most important, the people at Apas are very enthusiastic and passionate about coffee and it is fun to be in regular exchange with them."

Hannes Fendrich, Circle Products GmbH
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A APAS é uma associação FAIR TRADE, é formada por 69 produtores em sua maioria de pequenos, sua sede está no localizada no Distrito de Ferreiras, município de São Gonçalo do Sapucaí, Sul de Minas Gerais. Nossa região é privilegiada em vários fatores: solo, clima, chuvas , altitude de 1000 a 1500 m, o relevo das lavouras, todos esses fatores proporcionam um micro clima favorável para a produção de cafés de alta qualidade. Os cafés produzidos nessa região, em especial os naturais vêm se destacando com excelentes pontuações, acima de 80 pontos na escala de classificação SCAA. Tem crescido o número de produtores buscando melhoria na qualidade com cafés despolpados. O diferencial da APAS não é só a qualidade dos nossos cafés, mais a qualidade das pessoas que produzem esses cafés, valorizamos muito as pessoas, pois são elas que compõem o grupo e esse é o nosso segredo a união do grupo, a participação dos associados e o apoio de nossos parceiros, temos transparência e a confiança de todos.

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

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: October, 2020
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Cupped: October, 2020
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Key flavor notes
Nutty, Milk chocolate, Toffee, Herbal
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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.
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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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