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Cup of Excellence 2023 Winning Lot 2 Sao Geraldo

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Brazil Cup of Excellence Winning Lot 2 – Sao Geraldo natural

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Peru Cup of Excellence 2023 Auction Winning Lot Rank 2 with an outstanding cup score of 90.12 and Presidential Award by Geraldo Alves de Souza.

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All the facts about our Brazil Cup of Excellence Winning Lot 2 – Sao Geraldo natural

Region Sul de Minas
Producer Geraldo Alves de Souza
Variety Red Catuai
Process natural
Type Unwashed Arabica
Category Mission Red
Harvest from May to September
Shipping from November to February
Unit 30kg Box

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Cup of Excellence 2023 Winning Lot 2 Sao Geraldo

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São Geraldo began with Geraldo and Maria when they married in 1998. In this year they planted their first plot of coffee on the lands of Geraldo’s paternal grandfather and the seedlings were a gift from his mother. She is a third-generation producer and has worked with coffee since she was young. Her first steps were in the coffee fields and her first word was “coffee.” Joking aside, she always worked with coffee. The producer’s son, Gustavo, will be a fourth-generation producer, Geraldo himself is a second-generation coffee farmer. The parents help with everything on the property and nowadays Gustavo actively participates in all the processes from the management part of caring for the fields. In all, the property is of a good size. The producers take care of it themselves. Maria helps with the harvest, post-harvest processing and management. She also handles the shed and patios.

Gustavo has actively helped on the property since turning 18, this year makes 5 years that he’s been helping. The parents allow and permit him to take courses on specialty coffee production and today this is his main responsibility. This is the fourth year in which they produce specialty coffees and their first time participating in the Cup of Excellence. This year they gathered the experiences of the past 3 years and applied them to this lot. This was the first lot picked this harvest. The coffee was picked selectively in sieves, taken to African beds daily. The lots were separated into 2 and 3 days, 2 lots per week. When the humidity reached 18%, the lots were stored in a shed. After 40 days the coffee returned to the sun to reach the ideal humidity. Then technical reports of the lots were made, similar ones were joined, thus resulting in this 4-bag lot.

Origin

Specialty coffee from Brazil

Mountain

Varieties

More than 40 varieties are grown, mainly Catuaí, Catucaí, Bourbon, Mundo Novo.

Processing methods

Natural Drying, Pulped Natural 

Altitude range

200-1100 masl 

Harvest

Starts in May/June and ends in October 

Total yearly production

2022/23 ca. 65.49 million bags

Coffees from Brazil

Main production areas: 

Minas Gerais: the state with the largest coffee production, divided into Southwest, Central-Western, Southeast. Only produces Arabica. Main export port of Santos in the state of São Paulo.

Espirito Santo: the state with the second largest coffee production; largest Robusta production in Brazil; 70% Robusta and 30% Arabica; Main export ports: Vitoria in the state of Espirito Santo, Salvador de Bahia in the state of Bahia.

São Paulo: the state with the third largest coffee production. Only produces Arabica; Main export port: Santos in the state of São Paulo.

Parana: one of the states with the lowest production (approx. 2%)

Port of Shipment: Santos, Vitoria, Salvador de Bahia

Export bag size: 59kg or 60kg

Total number of coffee farmers: ca. 280.000 

Region Sul de Minas
Producer Geraldo Alves de Souza
Variety Red Catuai
Process natural
Type Unwashed Arabica
Harvest from May to September
Shipping from November to February
Unit 30kg Box
Peru Cup of Excellence 2023 Auction Winning Lot Rank 2 with an outstanding cup score of 90.12 and Presidential Award by Geraldo Alves de Souza.

São Geraldo began with Geraldo and Maria when they married in 1998. In this year they planted their first plot of coffee on the lands of Geraldo’s paternal grandfather and the seedlings were a gift from his mother. She is a third-generation producer and has worked with coffee since she was young. Her first steps were in the coffee fields and her first word was “coffee.” Joking aside, she always worked with coffee. The producer’s son, Gustavo, will be a fourth-generation producer, Geraldo himself is a second-generation coffee farmer. The parents help with everything on the property and nowadays Gustavo actively participates in all the processes from the management part of caring for the fields. In all, the property is of a good size. The producers take care of it themselves. Maria helps with the harvest, post-harvest processing and management. She also handles the shed and patios.

Gustavo has actively helped on the property since turning 18, this year makes 5 years that he’s been helping. The parents allow and permit him to take courses on specialty coffee production and today this is his main responsibility. This is the fourth year in which they produce specialty coffees and their first time participating in the Cup of Excellence. This year they gathered the experiences of the past 3 years and applied them to this lot. This was the first lot picked this harvest. The coffee was picked selectively in sieves, taken to African beds daily. The lots were separated into 2 and 3 days, 2 lots per week. When the humidity reached 18%, the lots were stored in a shed. After 40 days the coffee returned to the sun to reach the ideal humidity. Then technical reports of the lots were made, similar ones were joined, thus resulting in this 4-bag lot.