Fazenda Guariroba

Back in the 19th century, patriarch João Ferreira Carneiro was already producing sweet beans in the fertile soil of Santo Antônio do Amparo, where Fazenda Guariroba is now. His passion for the flavors and aromas of coffee was passed down through five generations of descendants, reaching Homero Aguiar Paiva. Homero acquired part of the century-old…

Fazenda Morada da Prata

In 1936, Plinio Adams acquired Fazenda Morada da Prata and ran it until 1965. In 1968, Adélia (Plínio’s widow) handed over farm management to her daughter Maria Helena. In the 1970s, Morada da Prata established itself by cultivating coffee, soybeans, and corn. More recently, in 2010, Arnaldo Adams Ribeiro Pinto, Maria Helena’s son, took over…

Fazenda Barinas

Our story begins with the arrival of Mrs. Thereza Tomásia and her family in 1820, attracted by the waters of Araxá that promised health, and youth in abundance. In 1950, Alberto Castro Alves (in memory), great-great-grandson, started planting coffee, becoming one of the region’s pioneers. The family went through difficulties in 1975, when a strong…

What is a Q-Grader?

In this article we will talk about a professional called “Q-Grader”, what he does in this profession, and how to become a Q-Grader. A Q-Grader is a person who is qualified to evaluate the quality and taste of coffee, the flavor, body, notes, aroma, acidity, and all the specifics of the beans. Each coffee goes…

History of Brazil

Brazil was discovered by Pedro Álvares Cabral on April 22nd, 1500. However, it is controversial to say that the country was “discovered” when there were already indigenous natives living in these lands, so Brazil was colonized by the Portuguese during this period when they sighted Mount Pascoal. It is interesting to say that Cabral’s fleet…

Coffee history in Brazil

Have you ever wondered where coffee, roasting, and consumption came from? The history of coffee is imprecise, but the fruit was first roasted in Persia. The Arabs maintained a monopoly on the product until the 16th century. But, starting in 1615, the bean began to be tasted on the European continent, brought by travelers after…

Coffee fermentation

Basically, fermentation is a chemical reaction, it is a change that happens when you mix sugar and water – and coffee cherries are full of both. And so, just after the cherries are picked, the fermentation process will start. Fermentation can improve the coffee’s taste or ruin it. It is just a matter of how…

Honey process

There are four main kinds of post-harvest processes. Commonly used ways to process coffee: Washed, Natural, Fermented, and Honey (often called as the “Pulped Natural Process”, but the Honey has a higher concentration of mucilage, which is a viscous layer composed of sugars). In this article, it will be explained the Honey Process, which takes…