Brazil Fairtrade Cafe Delas

Lemon, caramel, apple, pastry, nutty
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2023/24
Status Spot
Lot Number P8002288-1
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About This Coffee

This fairtrade certified natural lot is sourced from 6 women farmers in the Sul de Minas (south of Minas Gerais) region as part of our Cafe Delas gender equity program. All the farmers are members of the Coopfam co-operative.

Café Delas was created to help women farmers access the resources, knowledge and voice they need to grow their operations to the fullest potential. Every Café Delas coffee is sourced 100% from women farmers and for every sale, a portion of the profit is reinvested in programs that promote gender equality and empower women in the field. 

Origin Brazil
Subregion Sul de Minas
Harvest Season 2023/24
Farm Name Sitios Serra Negra, Lavrinha, Grota Grande, Cardoso, Gonçalves, Posses
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Growing Altitude 1000m - 1300m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catuai, Mundo Novo
Coffee Grade BRA CA NAT FY NY 2/3 SC 16
Screen Size 16 Up
Certifications FLO Fairtrade Certified
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

South Minas is the largest coffee growing region in Brazil and the world, home to some of the best coffees
in Brazil. The region is characterised by mountainous terrain, rich fertile soil and vast natural reserves of Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest. 

The favourable climate and relief, together with handmade coffee production, are the secrets of the award-winning region. The factors for success are a dedication at all stages of production, solid infrastructure and investment research. 

"My husband has always been a coffee farmer and I always helped in all stages of production, from planting to harvesting. That is until 10 years ago, when I woke up. Why not have my coffee farm? So I talked to my husband and he supported my decision! In order for my coffee to be special, I take care of it with love and attentive to all the needs of the plant, following the guidance of Coopfam's technicians, doing all the management at the right time. Special attention to coffee harvesting and drying."

- Marlene Aparecida dos Reis Alves

Producer, Sitio Grota Grande

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 Sul de Minas
  • Farm Name Sitios Serra Negra, Lavrinha, Grota Grande, Cardoso, Gonçalves, Posses
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai, Mundo Novo
  • Min Growing Altitude 1000m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1300m
  • Screen Size 16 Up
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £5.50
  • Status Spot
  • Certifications FLO Fairtrade Certified
  • Coffee Grade BRA CA NAT FY NY 2/3 SC 16
  • CTRM Contract Number P8002288-1
  • Origin Brazil
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk