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BRASIL: FAF991

SCAA Score 85 *

Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Lab number 991 – this was the 991st coffee to be assessed in the FAF tasting lab.

The area the coffee is grown is known as Valley of the Italians.

Small-holder farms high in the mountains are collectively called ‘Bob-o-Link’. The Croce family

of Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza support the farms with agronomy training to move towards organic

with coff­ee trees grown without artificial inputs. Farmers selectively pick and carefully dry coff­ee

on terraces or raised beds with final dry mill preparations at Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza.

TASTING NOTES

A medium body nutty coffee with low but pleasant acidity with notes of Chocolate and Ripe fruit

GUATEMALA: JULIO CESAR DE LEON

SCAA Score 84.25

Esquipulas Co-Operative, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Julio Cesar de Leon, is from El Aguacatillo. His 3.3-hectare farm is shade grown and at a height of 1713 m.a.s.l.

Julio grows Catuai and Caturra, he has 42 years of experience in growing coffee and has been a member of Esquipulas Cooperative for ten years. Julio Cesar de Leon is an active member, always involved and concerned with the growth of the cooperative.

TASTING NOTES

A coffee of very pleasant acidity with taste of Milk Chocolate, Red Grapes, Caramel and hint of Citrus at the end

RWANDA: HUMURE

SCAA Score 86

Co-operative : COOPERATIVE DE CAFEICULTEURS DE HUMURE (COCAHU)

COCAHU started as an organization in 2003, and became a cooperative in 2007. Union started buying in 2013

Members: 212, of which 46 are women.

All coffee is 100% red bourbon, fully washed, Altitude: 1790mASL

TASTING NOTES

Very Clean and Zesty Coffee with a mix of Floral,Orange and Caramel notes

Youth are interested in coffee production, and see it as a viable income. Most farmers are planting more trees every year, and renewing and pruning. The President of Cooperative has 600 trees and planted 300 trees this year, most farmers plant about 100 trees a year.The Cooperative employs 124 people at the pulper and drying tables, workers have contracts and workers names are recorded each day.

Work hours are 7am-4pm with 1hr lunch break.

The income of members has increased more than x3 since the cooperative was created. They have built new homes, bought more cows, goats, paid for school fees, pay for medical insurance. The Central Washing Station has had a very positive influence on households. All members have cows. They use cow manure for their coffee trees.

PANAMA: LOS LAJONES GEISHA NATURAL

SCAA Score 92

Graciano Cruz, an experimental agronomist has created a farm at Los Lajones under perfect conditions to undertake research on producing exquisite and delicious co­ffee. The farm was first planted with coff­ee in 1992; before this it was cattle pasture which means the volcanic soil is enriched with organic nutrients supporting high quality coffee production.

TRADITIONAL NATURAL PROCESS

The elevations define the farm as highland cloud forest with greater than 60% of the farm conserved as primary oak

woodland. Los Lajones has a strong biodiversity principle, focussing on botanic, birds, mushrooms and butterflies – all indicators of a healthy environment. This post-harvest process is derived from the traditional techniques that originates from Ethiopia where fresh picked coffee cherries are sun dried and then hulled before roasting. At Los Lajones the difference is all down to the meticulous attention to detail. Only perfect red ripe cherries are selected, which are laid out directly onto a raised African bed structure that permits air to circulate around the coffee. This speeds up drying to give an even and thorough finish and extremely clean, sweet flavour to the coffee.

TASTING NOTES

Incredibly sweet coffee, mix and match of ripe fruits: Pineapple, Passion Fruit, Lemon, Ripe Cherry.

Hint of coffee blossom and tea-rose in the finish.

The term ‘Specialty coffee’ or ‘Speciality coffee’ is used to refer to coffee that is graded 80 points or above on a 100 point scale by a certified coffee taster (SCAA) or by a licensed Q Grader(CQI).

Specialty Coffee is grown at high altitudes with much care and attention from the farmer

Fort this reason its sold at a premium to Coffee Roasters or Coffee Traders

SPECIALTY COFFEE – Q GRADE SCORE SHEET

90-100

Outstanding

Specialty Coffee

85-89.99

Excellent

Specialty Coffee

80-84.99

Very Good

Specialty Coffee

>80.0

Below Specialty Quality

 

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