||Brazil Organic Fazenda Santa Terezinha Cup of Excellence Special
||Sul de Minas
||Organic Cup of excellence, Mundo Novo, pulped
When the opportunity came up to take some box's of this old favourite then I jumped at the chance. A supporter of this farm for a number of years, it's our number one selling organic for the past number of years. For an organic Brazil it isn't cheap, but that's obvious why when you taste it in the cup. The main reason I thought it would be interesting to buy it is a reward to the farmer for his hard work, and chance for you to reward the farmer by choosing to pay a little more to him. But also for me and for you to try the two coffees side by side and try and see what if any difference there is to a cup of excellence lot and the normal Specialty lot from an award-winning farm, and what effect vac packing has.
Located in the Municipality of Paraisópolis, in south Minas Gerais, Fazenda Santa Terezinha is becoming famous for the quality of the coffees it brought to previous editions of the Cup of Excellence Competition, fetching the first prize in 2001, the third in 2002 and the 23rd in 2005.
Fazenda Santa Terezinha has been in the hands of the Almeida family since 1915. The property has excellent quality soils, adequate climate and an altitude of 1,110 meters. It is managed by Agronomist Paulo Sérgio de Almeida and his brothers Celso de Almeida and Helder de Almeida. The whole coffee plantations have been organically cultivated for the last six years, and have the IBD certificate, with the export seal for Europe, Japan and the United States.
The coffee is picked manually and selectively, and the ripe beans are strip picked on cloth, to avoid any contact with the soil, and are separated by planting field and variety. The recently picked coffee is pulped and immediately after placed in the suspended and covered terrace, where the beans remain until completely dried.
Owners and employees of Fazenda Santa Terezinha are constantly looking for the best possible results, from managing their plantations until the coffee is ready to be sold, always respecting environmental preservation when taking advantage of the natural characteristics the property offers, such as altitude, mild climate and high fertility soils, handled organically using biomass and composting.
Investments were made to improve the beans drying phase by building suspended and covered terraces, and the farm receives visitors from many regions of Brazil and from abroad. They usually are producers, technicians, students and importers who want to learn about the techniques that are used in the farm, acknowledged in 2005 with a US,000.00 prize that it received from its U.S. importer for the excellent work done.
Bouhgt by Ecco Caffè, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters, Cafés El Magnífico, Mokkamestarit Oy, Groundwork Coffee Co. and PT's Coffee there has to be something about it when these powerhouse roasters are involved. I'm just grateful I was able to join the buying group.
So in the cup super fruity apricots blueberry and really sweet. I've only cupped this with the Specialty lot once and it did score higher. I don't want to give you too much away, as I'd like you to try our Special Terazina Pack instead, and see for yourself. Perfect espresso perfect brewed coffee (as all Brazils seem to be of late), and an excellent example of fine Brazilian coffee.
Farm: Fazenda Santa Terezinha
Farmer: Paulo Sérgio De Almeida and Others
City: Olimpio Noronha
Region: Sul de Minas
Farm Size: 162.00 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 22.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1110 masl
Variety: Mundo Novo
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Jury Descriptions: sweet fruit (30) sweet bright complex lively acidity (20) velvety mouthfeel (7) sweet long lasting finish (6) Delicate (16) but expands in the mouth, lingering but light body (12) blueberry like, dried apricot, rose hip, floral notes viscous, sweet stone fruit (3) berry-fruit (3) cedar fragrance as a flavor, citrus, bergamot, honey aroma
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