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The coffee story
FLO ID 2541
Fairtrade certified since 2006
Number of members 116
Altitude 1,100-1,200 m
Production Area 1,214 ha
Product variety Catuaí Amarillo, Catuaí Rojo, Mundo Nuevo, Catuaí, Arara, Bourbon, Catiguá
Harvest Months May- September
Export Period January-December
Other Certifications Certifica Minas and ATeG
The Cooperativa Agropecuária dos Produtores Orgânicos de Nova Resende e Região
(COOPERVITAE) is located in Nova Resende in the southern state of Minas Gerais.
The city of about 17 thousand inhabitants, has a mountainous landscape dominated
by coffee plantations, which is the main activity of the region.
In 2001, the AAO (Association of Organic Agriculture) supports the start of organic
certification and the first commercialization of organic coffee is made, but much was
discussed about the difficulties in marketing through association. Within the
framework of these questions, the need arises to create a cooperative, being
founded, in July 2001, the Coopervitae, with the purpose of disciplining production,
making feasible certification and group marketing. Currently, Coopervitae has 120
members located in 5 cities of the region, with the capacity for direct export.
The process of coffee production in Coopervitae is predominantly carried out in a
familiar way, the coffees are collected manually and with the help of manual
collapses due to the mountainous relief. Subsequently, the drying process is carried
out, which is carried out by women in most cases. The dryers are used only if the
weather is not favourable. The process of storage and processing of the coffees is
done in the contracted warehouse and 100% tracked.
The cooperative was one of the first to obtain organic and Fairtrade certification,
and has always worked to promote its producers to reduce the use of agrochemicals
through good agricultural practices, as well as courses on integrated management of
pests and diseases for the training and productive development of its members.
BENEFITS OF FAIRTRADE
The Coopervitae organization considers that the Fairtrade certification adds value to
the effort and brings the producer closer to the final buyer, with transparency and
trust, in addition to demanding continuous improvement in relation to the care of
the environment, with the health and well-being of the families and of the
QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY
The Cooperative invests the resources of the Fairtrade Premium in improving the
productivity and quality of its cooperative's coffee through technical assistance,
training and conferences. Through the partnership with IF Muzambinho and the
work of the field technician, the organization promotes good agricultural practices
through the ecological management of plantations and the management of pests
and diseases, thus reducing the use of chemical products.
The organization has developed the Cafés de Calidad project since 2018 as one of
the strategies of the new management of Coopervitae. The cooperative throughout
the year held field days on quality and post-harvest, a round of business, conferences
and encouraged the participation of producers in the Municipal Quality Competition
promoted with the partners. The contest counted on the participation of 40
producers that were awarded the 2 first places in the natural category with
scores of 87.12; and the top 5 positions in the peeled cherry category, with scores
between 85 and 86, the result of everyone's work.
June, 2020 - June, 2020
Coffee Quality Evaluation
CLAC Fairtrade (Grower)
Cupped: October, 2020
CLAC Fairtrade (Grower)87.0
|Key flavor notes||
CLAC Fairtrade (Grower)Winey, Passion fruit, Star fruit, Floral, Pineapple, Honey, Creamy, Lingering, White chocolate
CLAC Fairtrade (Grower)-
Coopervitae Fair Trade
Coopervitae ( Cooperativa Agropecuária dos Produtores Orgânicos de Nova Resende e Região Ltda) está localizada em Nova Resende, Sul de Minas Gerais, Brasil.Atualmente possui 120 cooperados.A Cooperativa abrange uma área de 1.600 ha de café Arábica com altitude média de 1.050m, as principais variedades produzidas pelos cooperados são o Catuaí Vermelho e Amarelo, Mundo Novo, Icatu, Catucaí e Arara.Nossos cafés são de excelente qualidade ,em média 70% da produção são de cafés especiais, a coopervitae está no mercado desde 2006,com o certificado Fair trade
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.
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.
2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:
1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.
3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.