The four years that I have been a barista in Atlanta, I have been saving my money for the day that I would finish my associate’s degree and be free to go travel. Well the day finally came that the last final had been taken, the last paper turned in, […]
Guest Blogging from Brazil
Some photos from the awards ceremony for the 2011 Vale da Grama competition in Sao Sebastiao da Grama, Sao Paulo
September 1, 2011 – I had the pleasure of being a judge for one of the regional competitions of the Concurso Cafe Qualidade Parana, an annual competition with the intent if selecting the best lot of coffee within the State of Parana. This particular competition was for the region surrounding […]
Crust Removal 101. This method is much easier when using a lighter roast, such as the one used for the Classificação Oficial Brasileira, or COB.
Some notes from the Santo Antonio da Platina district qualification contest of 2011 Concurso Cafe Qualidade Parana
Monday started early today, with a 6:30am bus ride from Belo Horizonte to Pocos de Caldas. Pocos has become a staple on my stops here in Brazil since so many great coffees are found in its radius. From the larger farms of Recreio, Cachoeira da Grama, Fazenda Rainha, to small […]
A brief video on the Coffee Leaf Miner with agronomist Petronio Naves, filmed outside of Patrocinio, Minas Gerais.
Casa Brasil was proud to organize and sponsor an opportunity for Brazilian Coffee Producers to see first hand what happens to their coffee when it enters the United States.
We visited CATIE, which is home to a large genoplasm bank of coffee varietals, many of which came from the same 1954 FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) mission that fostered an exchange between producing countries.