MAURICIO BARBOSA, BRAZIL
Producer: Mauricio Barbosa
Location: Poços de Caldas
Altitude: 1,100 -1,250 masl
Varietal: Catuai & Mundo Novo
Flavour profile: Cantaloupe melon & caramel
Coffee production has been part of the Barbosa family for 70 years since Mauricio's father Mr. José Barbosa started growing and farming coffee in the mirco region of Pocos De Caldas. The unique volcanic terroir of Poços de Caldas is perfectly suited to grow coffee with altitudes ranging from 970 – 1250 masl. The farm sits on the periphery of the volcanic caldera (large old crater) which has a diameter of 31km and has a terroir and climate suited for producing specialty coffee with distinct profiles.
Today Mauricio, runs the 114 hectare estate with 62ha been planted with the Catuai and Mundo Novo varietals. The farm supports 32 families during the harvest providing work to pick and process the coffee. During the harvest the coffee is hand picked and then collected together. From this point it is then separated and according to density and level of ripeness. After this it is dried on the patios for 7- 10 days. From here the coffee will then be left to rest in large wooden vats on the farm for 30 days before being hulled and separated into grades.
(In partnership with Falcon Specialty)