Yesterday we spent the day at FAF Studio (Fazenda Ambiental Fortleza) in Sao Paulo. The first stage of the Brasilian Blend Competition, where teams of 2-3-4 people (teams were mix of Brazilian and Nordic baristas) who had to create their own blend from 10 different coffees, roasted by Felipe at FAF. There were multiple cuppings […]
The internet connections have bin as scarce as washed coffee in Brazil. So here is a recap of iur last couple of days bringing us through Matas de Minas, Minas Gerais and Sul de Minas.
BRAZIL FIELD TRIP – day 1
Team Sweden not only won the honour and the NBC trophy at the Nordic Barista Cup 2013 – they also won a trip to Brazil, kindly sponsored by Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association. On the Swedish team were Anna Nordström, Oskar Alverus and Tobias Palm. Unfortunately Tobias could not go, so he kindly gave his seat […]
2013 FOCUS COUNTRY: BRAZIL
This year at NBC we have Brazil as the focus country. We are excited to present coffees, culture and speakers from Brazil. Brazil produces 50 million bags (á 60 kg) of coffee every year. The average productivity is 10,12 bags pr acre. Here is an outline of the Brazilian coffee producing regions:
SOCIAL PROJECT 2013
As always we collect money for a good cause in the focus country. With Brazil being the focus country we we hereby announce the 2013 project: Support to the “Association of Parents and Friends of Exceptional” (APAE) in Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais. The title of the project is “Playing, growing, learning”.
Felipe Barretto Croce + João Hamilton dos Santos: Our Direct Trade Model
[download presentation slides] Felipe and João share their experience with growing and trading high quality specialty coffees in Brazil. ++ Felipe Barretto Croce, Brazil Felipe Barretto Croce is part of the Fazenda Ambietanl Fortaleza (FAF) project in Brazil. He oversees quality control and development. FAF is a farm, a network of farms and a small family-owned exporting company, […]