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Origin Information

Grower
Gilberto Basilio | Zaroca Estate
Variety
Topazio, Yellow Bourbon, and Yellow Catuai
Region
Três Pontas, South of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Harvest
July - September
Altitude
1180 meters
Soil
Clay Minerals
Process
Coffee cherry is harvested by hand, floated to remove less dense and damaged coffee, and then placed in a “static box” designed to control fermentation with the introduction of alternating periods of warm and cold area flow to carefully reduce moisture. After 7 days in the static box, coffee is moved to mechanical driers to precisely finish the drying to 11 percent moisture and then carefully stored until it is time for milling and export
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Background Details

Minas Gerais is the largest of the three major Brazilian growing regions with six micro-regions, which account for 50 percent of Brazil’s production. From this volume of coffee, we have plucked a special treat traceable to a single estate in the South of Minas Gerais, which is known for its rolling hills and uneven terrain lending to farms that are small to medium in size. Gilberto Basilio has a 400-acre estate in the Três Pontas, micro region where coffee cherry is harvested by hand, floated to remove less dense and damaged coffee, and then placed in a “static box” designed to control fermentation with the introduction of alternating periods of warm and cold area flow to carefully reduce moisture. After 7 days in the static box, coffee is moved to mechanical driers to precisely finish the drying to 11 percent moisture and then carefully stored until it is time for milling and export. Preparation for export takes place through Cocatrel, an export company established in 1961 that works with 5,000 producers. At the Cocatrel dry mill, traceability and cupping analysis is used to identify vibrant regional profiles. Gilberto’s was recognized in Brazil’s 2019 Cup of Excellence competition with a 19th place finish.