Brazil Ltd. Edition Pieter Johannes Natural
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
About This Coffee
Pieter Johannes Marie Keijsers is a Dutch farmer who moved to Brazil in the 1990s for an internship and ended up building a career in agribusiness. After a foray into poultry farming and peanut exports, he later became interested in coffee and founded his farm, Sitio Maracatu in 2008 near the city of São Sebastião do Paraíso. Maracatu is a 70ha farm sitting between 980 and 1,000masl. Pieter has spent recent years pushing to improve quality, planting shade trees and experimenting with fermentation techniques to increase cup quality and complexity.
This lot is 100% Catiguá variety and is naturally processed with an extended cherry fermentation in anaerobic conditions.
|Producer Type||Single Estate|
|Farm Name||Sitio Maracatu|
|Coffee Grade||BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 17/18|
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
|Bag Types||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
The Mogiana region, which runs along the São Paulo and Minas Gerais state borders, is home to some of the most consistently sweet and well-structured naturals produced in Brazil. The region boasts 3,500 farmers cultivating a combined area of 202,000ha.
History of Coffee in Brazil
American colonists had been drinking coffee for fifty years before the first coffee seed was planted in Brazil in 1727. A hundred years later, Brazil accounted for 30% of the world’s coffee supply. A hundred years after that, in the 1920’s, Brazil held a virtual monopoly, producing 80% of the world’s coffee. Although Brazil’s market share peaked at 80% in the 1920’s, its continuing status as the world’s largest coffee producer still gives the country considerable influence on the market and coffee prices. It is said that when Brazil sneezes, the coffee world catches cold. In 1975, a “black frost” destroyed over 70 percent of the crop in Brazil and coffee prices doubled world-wide. Brazil was a founding member of the Pan-American Coffee Bureau, which invented the concept of a “coffee break,” during an advertising campaign in the early 1950’s.
- Status Spot
- Subregion Alta Mogiana
- Farm Name Sitio Maracatu
- Producer Type Single Estate
- Processing Natural/Dry Processed
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 17/18
- Growing Altitude >1000m
- Screen Size 17/18
- Origin Brazil
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
- On Sale No
- Top Lot Yes
- CTRM Contract Number P8001696-1
- Price Per Kg £7.65