Brazil Tropical Bahia

Melon, tropical stone fruits
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001566-3
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About This Coffee

Tropical Bahia is a product of unique circumstances. Producers based in the highest elevations in state of Bahia have some of the best coffee cultivation conditions in Brazil but often encounter problems with drying due to high humidity and rainfall during the harvest and processing season. For this reason many choose to transport their cherries around 50km to the neighbouring Caatinga biome, known for its warmer, drier climate. En route, the cherries undergo a unique fermentation process in a closed truck. The process never lasts more than 24 hours, but the resulting cup profile is packed with fruity sweetness.

Origin Brazil
Subregion Bahia
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Single Estate
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Natural with extended cherry fermentation
Growing Altitude >1200m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catuai
Coffee Grade BRA CA NAT FY NY 2/3 SC 16/17
Screen Size 15/16
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

Meet some of our Tropical Bahia Producers

Olam has presence in the region through our buying unit in Vitoria da Conquista and during the harvest period this we are even closer to the producers with the Olam Truck, our mobile buying unit, allowing us to work with the most remote producers in the region.

Manoelito Ataide Santos, Fazenda Baixadao

“I had great influence from my Father who has always lived in the countryside. I left other activities that I had, and decided to be a coffee producer, just like my father was, replicating his knowledge.”

Sidmar Candido Da Silva, Fazenda Campo Belo

“Coffee is our main source of income. Our Family comes together and carries out all the harvest and post-harvest work together. With great dedication, we always seek to improve our coffee quality. 

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 Bahia
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Natural with extended cherry fermentation
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai
  • Coffee Grade BRA CA NAT FY NY 2/3 SC 16/17
  • Growing Altitude >1200m
  • Screen Size 15/16
  • Origin Brazil
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001566-3
  • Price Per Kg £6.25