BRAZIL

COOPADAP Yellow Catuai Microlot

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Country

Continent

Region

Cerrado Mineiro, Rio Paranaiba

Community Name

Aequitas

Processing Method

Arrival Date

March 2022

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

85.25 – Chocolate fudge, dried fig, peanut butter, rose

Elevation

1130 – 1350 MASL

Varietals

Mundo Novo, Red and Yellow Catuai

Fresh Filter

Current Crop 4-12 Months

Description

This is the Cerrado Mineiro region of Minas Gerais; an area best described as a high-altitude savannah, and best known as the carrot capital of Brazil. In addition to producing nearly half of the country’s carrots, this region also grows onions, garlic, onion, potatoes….and coffee.

Coffee was the most recent to join the party, starting in the 1970’s. Quality has always been high, but the coffee has never made it to export before being bulked, and has traded at commodity. But now, a new generation of farmers has returned to talk about ‘specialty coffee’.

Aequitas Coffee is the company they formed around their first export in 2018. These farmers are Brazilian of Japanese descent, explaining the names Yuki Minami of Fazenda Olhos D’agua and Fazenda San Antonio, Edson Tamekuni of Fazenda Vargrem Grande, and Michael Tomizawa of Fazenda São Bento and Fazenda Paraiso. Keep an eye out for these names as these farmers are in their thirties, and here for the long haul.

If it were not for Yuki we would not be able to work in Brazil like we do. She has the fire, her heart is in it for the right reasons, and she’s sharp as can be. Her coffee is almost as impressive, maybe more so because it has so much potential. We are excited to support Yuki Minami and her neighbors, Edson Tamekuni and Michael Tomizawa, as they launch Aequitas – a company that’s set out to do coffee differently. In her words, “Aequitas is the Roman goddess of equity. But she was also a goddess that meant justice, transparency and fairness. And this is what I wanted to do, I wanted to promote a fair trade for producers.”