Brazil Fazenda Sucuri - Toriba CarameloContrabean Roasting Company
Cerrado Mineiro, Brazil
Awesome Single Origin Espresso, Brew or Pour Over
Grower / Farm: The Barbosa family / Fazenda Sucuri
Region / State: Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais
Varietal: Yellow Catuai and Bourbon
Elevation: 1045 - m asl
Process: Natural – Dried in the fruit on a patio
Berries, citrus, caramel, sweet, juicy
Brought to us by Victor at Orange Brown coffee importers.
The tradition of coffee production has been in the Barbosa Family since the twentieth century. Mr. Barbosa ancestors, his great-grandparent Elias Barbosa passed it on to his grandparent Claudio Barbosa de Paula and from him to his father, Jairo Barbosa de Paula and now Mr. Barbosa works with his generation, his sons Vítor Marcelo and Sergio Ricardo. When Danilo says family business, he means husband, wife, father, son, and daughter in law all working together. The office feels like an extension of home, where everybody shares the same dream, supports each other, learns and grows together. The office is located in Carmo do Paranaíba, Estate of Minas Gerais, with a team of ten people working towards producing the best coffee.
From the choice of the varietal to the harvest season, the Barbosa family works hard to
deliver the best coffee. All the processes are closely watched, and the Quality Control
team follow all the stages of the traceability program, from the tree to the warehouse,
and from the warehouse to the world.
About Cerrado Mineiro
The Cerrado Region has all the conditions to produce specialty coffee. During the dry
season, humidity is low, temperatures are lower, and the coffee quality is highlighted.
Defined seasons, soil and topography combined with experienced crop management;
provides everything we need to deliver the best coffee.
For many decades the family produced and sold the coffee to exporters around the
region. With a huge demand from buyers, crop after crop, the vision became to trade
directly with importers all around the world. After thoughtful research on quality,
sensorial analyses, consistency, screens, the family is now exporting great coffee to
North America on the Direct Trade basis with Orange Brown’s partnership, from our
farm to your cup.
Orange Brown is Brazilian owned and a partners with the Barbosa family, leveraging
strong relationships built over the years in the industry. The work is transparent, and full
traceability of all coffees is available. Orange Brown is happy to provide pictures,
videos, and updates of what is happening in the farms. Origin trips are always
recommended and can certainly be organized.
Natural coffees – those which are picked and dried unprocessed in the whole fruit before milling – have long been the preferred method in Brazil, but only recently have they caught the attention of quality-conscious roasters.