Brazil Sítio Das Jaboticabas-José Antônio Nascimento Ribas cup of excellence


Bean name Brazil Sítio Das Jaboticabas-José Antônio Nascimento Ribas cup of excellence
Country Brazil
Region Matas de Minas
Other info cup of excellence


The Brazil cup of excellence is probably the most important auction for me from the whole cup of excellence calendar. Brazil has the capacity to make awesome quality coffee that's full of natural sweetness and body and balance with depth and complexity. This year we have been lucky enough to have two sizeable chunks of two fine coffees, but this is my favourite. This year they decided to trial packing in vac packs, and its too early to see the true benefits of this but so far that has pleased me is that the coffee arrived in perfect condition. I'm sure we will see other benefits as the year goes on.

The farm is located in the region of the Serra das Cabeças [Das Cabeças Mountain Range], in the rural zone of the Municipality of Araponga and is owned by José Antônio Nascimento Ribas. The property has a rough topography and its soil is rich in organic matter. The annual average temperature is 18ºC, at altitudes varying from 900 to 1,200 meters.

The farm borders with the Brigadeiro Mountain Range State Park, and approximately 25% of its area is covered by native forest, where there are four water sources.

The beans are picked manually, in order to generate more jobs. After the coffee is picked, the beans are washed, and then transferred to the pulper. The water used in this phase is totally recycled, using a decantation tank. Subsequently, the beans are taken to dry in cemented or suspended terraces, where they are divided according to quality. After the quality selection, the lots are maintained separately in warehouses.

In the cup expect honeydew watermelon with sweet chocolate tones and a walnut finish that grows and grows. Massive body that truly shines in espresso but very good brewed coffee too.

Farm: Sítio Das Jaboticabas

Farmer: José Antônio Nascimento Ribas

City: Cristina

Region: Matas de Minas

Country: Brazil

Farm Size: 46.00 Hectares

Coffee growing area: 18.00 Hectares

Altitude: 1300 masl

Variety: Catuaí

Processing System: Pulped Natural

International Jury Score: 84.44

Jury Descriptions: good body (10) citric notes (6) woody aroma, 3 complex fruit, (6) hazelnut, exotic flavours- tropical fruits (3) melons

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 8/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 8/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 94

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