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It's the middle of the Christmas rush, but its also time for the Brazil Auction. Me samples arrived by air shipment from Brazil yesterday, and I have been cupping them like crazy, reduced the original set down to 18, and now down to 9. There are some very nice coffees among these, and in fact all are really good single-origin cups. As of now, My favorites somewhat parallel the "official" cupping results below, and the Faz. Agua Limpia I that was champion was my 2nd highest score. So far my top picks run the gamut of cultivars and processing methods, and that was true when I cupped the Brazils last year too. (Notice there are no traditional dry-processed among the winners!) -Tom 12/4/02


Tom scoring fragrance at Brazil cupping,
Minas Gerais, Brazil

The list below is the judges results, the top set are above 90 and all those below it are in alphabetical order.

Producers that received the Gold Cup of Excellence® Special Award
(whose lots scored 90 and more in the International Jury evaluation)
Fazenda Água Limpa I - José Carlos Pereira de Carvalho(champion)
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Cristina - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 195.7 hectares
Coffee growing area: 20 hectares
Variety: Mundo Novo
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 26 bags

International Jury score: 95.55
Fazenda Santa Helena - Jacques Pereira Carneiro
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Carmo de Minas - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 147 hectares
Coffee growing area: 65 hectares
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 25 bags

International Jury score: 92.25
Fazenda Santa Terezinha - Paulo Sérgio de Almeida and brothers
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Paraisópolis - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 162.80 hectares
Coffee growing area: 18 hectares
Variety: Mundo Novo and Catuaí
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 48 bags

International Jury score: 91.53
Fazenda Transwal - Daltro Noronha Barros
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Cristina - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 293.9 hectares
Coffee growing area: 67.5 hectares
Variety: Acaiá
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 84 bags

International Jury score: 90.44
Sítio Grota São Pedro - Cláudio Carneiro Pinto
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Carmo de Minas - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 86.57 hectares
Coffee growing area: 25.3 hectares
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 20 bags

International Jury score: 90.00
Producers that received the Cup of Excellence® Award
Fazenda Água Limpa II - Jorge Makssur
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Cristina - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 289 hectares
Coffee growing area: 25 hectares
Variety: Mundo Novo and Acaiá
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 20 bags

International Jury score: 80.50
Fazenda Bela Vista - Luiz Carlos Queiroz
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Mucugê - Bahia
Region: Chapada Diamantina

Total area: 301 hectares
Coffee growing area: 142 hectares
Variety: Red Catuaí
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 20 bags

International Jury score: 80.89
Fazenda Cachoeira do Cambuí - Ailton Santos
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Muzambinho - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 204 hectares
Coffee growing area: 103 hectares
Variety: Bourbon
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 24 bags

International Jury score: 84.88
Fazenda Caiana - Eunice Maria Frota Ferreira de Campos
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: São Francisco de Paula - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 654 hectares
Coffee growing area: 106.84 hectares
Variety: Yellow Catucaí
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 45 bags

International Jury score: 85.03
Fazenda Capoeirinha or Fazenda Conquista - Ipanema Agrícola Ltda
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Alfenas - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 2,238 hectares
Coffee growing area: 1,360 hectares
Variety: Icatu and Catuaí
Processing System: Washed
Lot size: 58 bags

International Jury score: 80.31
Fazenda Catuaí - Manoel Carlos Hernandes
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Fortaleza de Minas - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 520 hectares
Coffee growing area: 79.3 hectares
Variety: Red Icatu
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 136 bags

International Jury score: 81.77
Fazenda do Serrado - Maria Valéria Costa Pereira
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Carmo de Minas - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 143 hectares
Coffee growing area: 90 hectares
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 20 bags

International Jury score: 85.69
Fazenda do Sertão - Nazareth Dias Pereira
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Carmo de Minas - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 800 hectares
Coffee growing area: 170 hectares
Variety: Red Bourbon
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 55 bags

International Jury score: 86.31
Fazenda Faria - Heitor de Abreu Azevedo
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Lavras - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 180 hectares
Coffee growing area: 109 hectares
Variety: Yellow Catuaí
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 18 bags

International Jury score: 80.70
Fazenda Pedra Redonda - José Bernardes Santana
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Araponga - Minas Gerais
Region: Matas de Minas

Total area: 159 hectares
Coffee growing area: 82 hectares
Variety: Catucaí
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 29 bags

International Jury score: 88.28
Fazenda Pinheirinho - Carlos Mário Gomes de Almeida
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Cambuquira - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 176,33 hectares
Coffee growing area: 160,30 hectares
Variety: Bourbon
Processing System: Washed
Lot size: 19 bags

International Jury score: 82.63
Fazenda Santa Inês I - Francisco Isidro Dias Pereira
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Carmo de Minas - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 214 hectares
Coffee growing area: 90 hectares
Variety: Red Bourbon
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 19 bags

International Jury score: 85.95
Fazenda Santa Inês II - Luiz Botelho de Macedo Costa
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: São Sebastião da Grama - São Paulo
Region: Mogiana

Total area: 523.6 hectares
Coffee growing area: 114.02 hectares
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 50 bags

International Jury score: 85.95
Fazenda Santa Lúcia - Luiz Paulo Dias Pereira
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Carmo de Minas - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 725 hectares
Coffee growing area: 117 hectares
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 27 bags

International Jury score: 88.63
Fazenda Santa Rita - Cláudio Junqueira Ferraz de Almeida
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Carmo de Minas - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 428.56 hectares
Coffee growing area: 122 hectares
Variety: Mundo Novo and Acaiá
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 40 bags

International Jury score: 80.53
Fazenda Serra das Três Barras - José Vagner Ribeiro Junqueira
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Carmo de Minas - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 175.2 hectares
Coffee growing area: 27.2 hectares
Variety: Yellow Catuaí
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 20 bags

International Jury score: 86.92
Fazenda Sertãozinho - Roberto Irineu Marinho
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Botelhos - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 1,240 hectares
Coffee growing area: 410 hectares
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 59 bags

International Jury score: 80.83
Fazenda Tabuões or Fazenda Boa Vista - Daterra Atividades Rurais Ltda
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Patrocínio - Minas Gerais
Region: Cerrado

Total area: 3,412.75 hectares
Coffee growing area: 1,447.22 hectares
Variety: Yellow Icatu
Processing System: Desmucilaged
Lot size: 18 bags

International Jury score: 85.53
Rancho São Benedito - Mariana de Carvalho Junqueira
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Dom Viçoso - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 247.66 hectares
Coffee growing area: 61.44 hectares
Variety: Catucaí
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 26 bags

International Jury score: 81.89
Sítio Bom Destino - Guarino Bissoli
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Afonso Cláudio - Espírito Santo
Region: Montanhas do Espírito Santo

Total area: 34.4 hectares
Coffee growing area: 25 hectares
Variety: Catuaí
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 20 bags

International Jury score: 81.42
Sítio Cachoeira Alegre - Ricardo Alexandre Comarela Zandonade
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Venda Nova do Imigrante - Espírito Santo
Region: Montanhas do Espírito Santo

Total area: 40 hectares
Coffee growing area: 20 hectares
Variety: Catuaí
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 21 bags

International Jury score: 81.28
Sítio Córrego da Onça - Laércio Aparecido Medeiros
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Itamogi - Minas Gerais
Region: Sul de Minas

Total area: 65 hectares
Coffee growing area: 60 hectares
Variety: Red Catuaí 99
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 33 bags

International Jury score: 83.06
Sítio São José I - Euzébio Venturim
Characteristics of the Property Characteristics of the Coffee
Location: Castelo - Espírito Santo
Region: Montanhas do Espírito Santo

Total area: 30 hectares
Coffee growing area: 24 hectares
Variety: Catuaí
Processing System: Pulped Natural
Lot size: 18 bags

International Jury score: 82.23

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