They take the “divino” in Divinolandia seriously. They broke out the saints and the town priest was brought in to bless the awards ceremony for the annual Divinolandia coffee competition last night.
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.
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 […]
So after two days at the Curso Internacional de Degustação e Classificação de Café, I must say that my expectations have been exceeded. Granted, my expectations were fairly low, not because of anything I had heard or any negative perceptions about the ACS, but simply because spending one month classifying […]
Patrocinio. Today was my first cupping with Akio and Cerrad – a coffee sourcing company Akio runs that focuses on sending high-quality Cerrado coffees to Japan. Akio a great example of a person whose curiosity and dedication to discovery generate a wealth of knowledge while maintaining humility. He prepared the […]