The Largest Coffee Hunting of Microlots in Brazil

Autoral Coffee Project | Cerrado Mineiro
dezembro 19, 2017
Lucio e Ana Cecília da São Luiz Estate Coffees visitam o Lucca
fevereiro 24, 2018
Pictures: ORLENO ADRIANI


It is not only the consumption of specialty coffees that is increasing in Brazil. The quality is also skyrocketing. Lucca now has six microlots above 90 points, eight microlots above 88 points, and also a dozen coffees above 84 points.

In fact, two protocols for specialty coffee testing, both the SCA-Specialty Coffee Association and the COE-Cup of Excellence, point coffees from 0 to 100. If under 80, coffee is not considered specialty. From 84 point and above, it means that the coffee has well-defined and easily perceived flavor and aroma attributes. Above 88 points, the coffee is exceptional, and above 90 points, the coffee is extraordinary!

It is a system adopted by the technicians of the specialty coffee field, but also, much used by us with the final consumers. In addition to being simple and intuitive, it is almost identical to the scoring system used by the wine expert Robert Parker. It is so similar, that Robert Parker considers that wines below 80 points have apparent defects and are not advisable to the enthusiast's consumption.

In addition to the punctuation, other references are also adopted by consumers, such as region of origin, variety, processes and altitude.

Our 90+ coffees:

91.51 points - São Silvestre Farm- 2nd place in the Cerrado Mineiro Contest / Naturals *
91.50 points - Bom Jardim Farm - Moca sieve of the 1st place in the Cup of Excellence 2017 / Peeled Cherry
91.25 points - Boa Vista Farm - 2nd place in the Alta Mogiana Contest / Natural
90.26 points - Dois Irmãos Farm - 1st place in the Cerrado Mineiro Contest / Natural
90,01 points - Rio Brilhante Farm - 3rd place in the Cerrado Mineiro Contest / Natural
91.00 points - Granja San Francisco - 2nd place in the Competition BSCA Aromas 2017 / Natural

And now the group of coffees above 88 points:

89.05 points - São Luiz Farm - 1st place in the Cerrado Mineiro Competition / Peeled Cherry
89,25 points - Nossa Senhora do Carmo Ranch - 4th place in the Competition BSCA Aromas 2017 / Natural
88.32 points - Pântano Ferrero Farm - 2nd place in the Cerrado Mineiro Competition / Peeled Cherry
88.21 points - Pântano Naimeg Farm - 3rd place in the Cerrado Mineiro Competition / Peeled Cherry
88,00 points - Alta Gracia Farm - Finalist New Flavors Carmocoffees Competition 2017 / Natural
88.00 points - São Francisco Ranch- 1st place in the State Contest of Paraná and National Winner in the Cup of Excellence
88,00 - Águas Finas Ranch
88.00 - Santo Antônio do Prado Ranch

Apart from these precious lots we have another 15 coffee lots between 82 and 84 points, totaling for the 2017/18 harvest, 30 coffees lots for the Coffee geeks to party.

* São Silvestre Farm's Coffee had the highest sensory scores, but did not reach 100% in the sustainability point of Cerrado Mineiro.

It is not only the consumption of specialty coffees that is increasing in Brazil. The quality is also skyrocketing. Today Lucca has seven microlots above 90 points!

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