BRAZIL KAPARAO ( PULPED NATURAL)
The Kaparao Regional Profile is a result of a project in partnership of Burgeon Specialty Coffee and 'Caparao Junior', a non-profit organization. The project objective is to provide technician agronomist to the development of coffee production in the region, being a mutual benefit both to the young professionals' development as to support the producers on improvements of production. It's a project with social and environmental positive results as it engages the community at the same time it enhances sustainable production practices. Kaparao Regional Profile creates volume avenues in the 'Serra do Caparao' region which produces unique coffees through family labour bringing young generations back to the field through the work on the production and environmental preservation.
The 'Serra do Caparao' is a mountainous region, situated on the southwest of Brazil in the states border of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo. A region of unique climate and topography as it's surrounded by the national park called 'Parque Nacional Caparao', a representative area of native rainforest known as Mata Atlantica. In this region it has been registered the lowest temperatures of both states, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santos. A microclimate that promo- tes production of high quality coffee due to the slow maturation of the cherries and as a result a later harvest up to November/December known as 'Flowers of March'.
This little spot with its magic spell keeps the simplicity of the families' lifestyle where coffee is their only source of income. The pursuit for quality improvement is increasing and different processes are being applied to generate diversity. Producers explore different drying processes by varying from one harvest to another from Natural, Pulped Natural, Honey to Controlled fermentation.
Many producers from this region are getting the spotlight on regional and national competitions and the demand for the region's coffee is increasing.
The Kaparao Regional Profile developed by Burgeon Specialty Coffee is a bridge that creates an avenue of volume to small producers while at the same time assures quality and consistency to the roasters.
PRODUCER Various — Regional Profile developed by 3Brothers Coffee
REGION Serra do KaparaO, border whit Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais
ALTITUDE 1.000 - 1.300m