Brazil Ltd. Edition Pieter Johannes Natural

Nougat, light strawberry, lychee, cream
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
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Lot Number P8001696-1
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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.

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Origin Brazil
Subregion Alta Mogiana
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Sitio Maracatu
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Plant Species Arabica
Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 17/18
Screen Size 17/18
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

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. 

  • Subregion Alta Mogiana
  • Farm Name Sitio Maracatu
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Screen Size 17/18
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg £7.65
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 17/18
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001696-1
  • Origin Brazil
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk