QUALITY SCORE: 87.00
Chocolate / Cherry / Marzipan
Suggested for espresso and filter
Red Catuai, Mundo Novo
THE STORY BEHIND
The Cerrado Mineiro region, located in the northwest of Minas Gerais State is a world-famous origin of high-quality coffee production. It became the first Protected Geographical Indication in Brazil in 2005, with full Designation of Origin in 2013. This region is characterised by its well-defined seasons a hot, wet summer followed by a pleasantly dry winter. The dry climate during harvest eliminates potential problems caused by humidity at the drying stage.
Dimas Alves de Almedia came to coffee production from dairy cattle ranching in 1985 when he inherited the farm from his parents, where he gradually began coffee production, first planting three hectares with Mundo Novo and Catuai varieties.
Given many difficulties and lack of equipment, he decided to work on improving quality and quantity by investing in cultural elements of production and implementing best agricultural practices. Today, Dimas production includes 12 hectares of coffee, which supports his family and fulfills his passion for cultivating coffee while achieving incredible flavour and quality. The farm yields an average of 420 bags annually.
Rubens Gardelli, the owner and creator of the roastery, is an important persona in the world of specialty coffee. He was the winner of The World Coffee Roasting Championships 2017. Three times on a box (twice first, once second) in Brewers Cup in Italy, Rubens also won 2014 WCE Italy Coffee Roasting Championship.