Canastra Mountain and the Coffee farms

To enhance the natural richness of the fauna and flora of “Serra da Canastra”, in the Alta Mogiana region of Minas Gerais, and encourage the preservation of such beautiful species, the group of specialty coffee growers associated with Cocapil identified their farms and coffee profiles with a typical animal or famous symbol from the origin. See the list below:

#2990 Lobo Guará – Fazenda Eldorado II : Brazil Arabica Yellow Catuaí Varietal, Ny 2/3, Screen 16 up, Process: Natural. Crop 2017/2018.  Characteristics and notes: full body, balanced acidity, notes of yellow fruits with great finalization of hazelnut and chocolate.

#1500 Gavião Carcará, Fazenda Santa Mônica: Brazil Arabica Red Catucaí  Varietal, NY2/3 (12 defects), Screen size 17/18, Natural. Crop 2017/2018. Notes: Intense body, notes of toasted nuts and dark chocolate, with balanced acidity and sweetness.

#1514 Tucano-Toco, Standard coffee from the farms of the Ibiraci & Canastra Mountain: Brazil Arabica NY2/3 (24 defects) Screen size 14-16, Natural. Crop 2017/2018. Notes: Intense body, notes of toasted nuts and dark chocolate, with balanced acidity and sweetness.

#1215 Tamanduá Bandeira, Fazenda Boa Esperança: Brazil Arabica Yellow Catuaí Varietal, NY2/3, Screen 16 up, Natural. Crop 2017/2018. Notes: tropical fruits, yellow fruits, citric, medium acidity, honey finalization.

#2300 Principe bird, Canastra Mountain Estate: Brazil Arabica Red Catuaí Varietal NY2/3 Pulped Natural (Cereja Descascado) Screen Size 17/18, Crop 2017/2018. Notes:

#2314 Jaguatirica, Canastra Mountain Estate: Brazil Arabica Red Catuaí Varietal NY2/3 Pulped Natural (Cereja Descascado) Screen Size 14-16, Crop 2017/2018. Notes:

#656 Mico Estrela, Fazenda Novo Horizonte: Brazil Arabica Red Catuaí Varietal, NY2/3, Screen 16 up, Natural. Crop 2017/2018. Notes: Red fruits, velvety and intense body, balanced sweetness and acidity.

#686 Canário da Terra, Fazenda Nossa Senhora das Graças:  Brazil Arabica Red Catuaí Varietal, NY2/3, Screen 16 up, Natural. Crop 2017/2018. Notes: Floral, red fruits, sweetness, acidity and balanced body, long finalization of hazelnut and dark chocolate.

#2120 Yellow Bourbon from highlands – Brazil Arabica Yellow Bourbon NY2/3. Notes: Extremely soft, with balanced body and acidity. Sweet with honey flavor and yellow fruits. Microlots up to 150 bags

#2150 Sweet Juice / Microlot from the mountains with notes of: Intense body, high acidity and high sweetness. Very unique. Notes of Damascus and exotic fruits.

# 076 Rapadura brown sugar, Fazenda Eldorado I : Cup Of Excellence 2017 winner in the 16 position – Brazil Arabica Yellow Catuaí Varietal, NY2/3, Screen 16 up, Natural. Crop 2017/2018. Notes:  Intense body, balanced acidity, notes of honey and cane molasses, rapadura, high level of sweetness.

Our farms, our coffees and the sustainable triple bottom line

Most of the farms and coffee growers which are associated with Cocapil are either located in Ibiraci city or neighborhood cities. More than 80% of workers in the city are directly or indirectly involved on coffee industry. Even with more than 1.000 members, the producers still have the old and good way of personal contact with the directors and managers of the cooperative, receiving an almost instant feedback about their coffee beans.

We recognize the importance of the Sustainable triple bottom line where we keep in mind that the environment, the nature, the land, the water, all the natural resources are so vital to our lives than our selves, our people and community. And once the coffee producers get more and more conscious about that, the economic dimension which is the third foot on this triple line also becomes stronger, as the quality of the cup is directly related to the 3Ps: Planet, People and Profits.

If a producer doesn’t get the reward of higher price for his coffee after going thru all the efforts to produce a specialty coffee, he could loose motivation to repeat all the processes on the next crop. The market for specialty coffee is demanding higher grades every year, and we understand that the cooperatives and export associations have an important role in this game, stimulating the producers to move towards quality along profitable agriculture business.