BR-390-202008 • Past harvest

Fazenda Vila Boa - Yellow Catucaí Pulped Natural - Lot SL4008

  • Conventional (no certification): $7.2753 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Brazil
  • Variety: Yellow Catucaí
  • Process type: Pulped natural
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 84.25 points
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The coffee story

GROWER: Mônica Borges de Souza
CITY: Carmo da Mata
REGION: Campo das Vertentes
TOTAL AREA: 1,200 hectares
PRESERVED AREA: 305 hectares
COFFEE AREA: 320 hectares
MAIN VARIETALS: Yellow Bourbon, Catucaí, Topázio, Mundo Novo, Arara, Sabiá, Icatú, Acaia, Acauã
ALTITUDE RANGE: 960 meters to 1,200 meters
SOIL TYPE: Red Latosol
PROCESSING: Natural, Pulped Natural and Fermented
DRYING STRUCTURE: Concrete patio, Raised beds, rotating and vertical dryers

Mônica Borges de Souza

Passionate about challenges and discoveries, Mônica Borges de Souza, decided to
interrupt her university studies of psychology in the capital city of the state and move
back to her home town of Carmo da Mata to become a coffee grower. At such a young
age, she was only 18, and in time women were still struggling for more space in the
coffee industry, this was a very bold decision that opened a new phase and would
change her life forever.

Monica’s main source of inspiration came from her father, Mr. Nelson Borges, with
whom she experienced the daily care and passion of the work in coffee plantations at
Fazenda Vila Boa. Following his example, Mônica gradually took over the management
of the farm to start her own journey in coffee. At first, she was faced with many
challenges and lots of work, but through her dedication and support of co-workers on a
daily-basis, she reorganized the operations. The plantations were expanded, the
agricultural husbandry was adjusted, the post-harvest infrastructure was built, and little
by little, Fazenda Vila Boa shifted its production towards specialty coffees.

ICafe project

Monica sees coffee farming as a continuous learning process and is always seeking
more knowledge. Even with some mistakes along the way, she has been able to achieve
great success and the good results of the farm enabled Monica to fulfill her child's
dream to support the development of communities by the means of art. Thus, in 2011
she created the ICafé Institute, offering arts activities and new life perspectives to the
hundreds of kids and families in the city of Carmo da Mata.
Produced & offered by Sancoffee - 20 growers, your Relationship Platform
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  • 89 sales on Algrano
  • 3 Average orders per roaster
  • 30 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in
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Long-established at Algrano, consistent quality

Sancoffee was born in 2000 as a specialty coffee coop. Since its inception Sancoffee has been the main driving force for quality in the Campo das Vertentes region. The 20 member farms strive to consistently produce amazing coffees, using the most advanced and sustainable agricultural practices, aiming to build long lasting business relationships with roasters across the globe. Each bean carries the soul and the sweat of a coffee grower. Each cup is the expression of our terroir. We work relentlessly to showcase these coffees around the world, remaining loyal to our origin and values, offering the best experience throughout our process and creating a positive impact in the surrounding communities. Sancoffee. We cultivate relationships, we harvest trust, we deliver prosperity.

  • Process type
    Pulped natural
  • Harvest period
    August, 2020 - August, 2020
  • Average yearly production in bags

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: October, 2020
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Cupped: October, 2020
SCA Score
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Key flavor notes
Prune, Brazil nut, Dark chocolate, Dried fruit
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Quality comment
Jammy, with round and coating body, mild malic acidity and sweet and lingering aftertaste.
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Sensorial radar


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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2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

1. Buy now, pay later
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3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
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