Coffee and Minas Gerais are synonymous…
And October means a trip to Cerrado and Minas Gerais state in Brazil is a coffee giant . As Frank Sinatra sang, "they grow an awful lot of coffee in Brazil".: Brazil is a coffee giant . As Frank Sinatra sang, "they grow an awful lot of More. The Natural Dry-Processed coffees for the Refers to fresh shipments of green coffee within the first month or two of the earliest arrivals ... not quite the same as Current Crop, which means the most recent harvest. As a stable dried More are at their peak, and the Pulped Naturals are there too, a great time to seek out some new, great coffees.
The main impetus is the Cafe do Cerrado competition, which pits the best of the region against each other. Overall, the cup quality was excellent and look for us to offer some of these competition lots in the near future.
A word of warning: a lot of my little travelogue has little to do with coffee, so read what you enjoy as you will, but it’s a nice view of Brazil at this time.
This trip is one from the wayback machine. (2005) that I just re-uploaded with better formatting than before. Click on an image to view it in a larger format lightbox -Thompson