We asked some of our musician friends to name their favorite Brazilian albums. Here is a list of the albums they chose, and a little bit about their own music.
One thing that can be a huge impediment to producing high quality coffees is actually quite small. In fact, its small size is exactly the problem. Some coffee fruit never develops beyond a very unripe state, going directly from unripe to dry and never achieving full maturation. Like bananas, the […]
A look some signs that a farm might not be a consistent source for great coffee.
Rather than the usual rush of trying to get to Sao Paulo from Minas on the day of my flight, I actually found myself with time to kill, having arrived in Sao Paulo the night before for a meeting. Tuca Dias, owner of Santa Alina and part-time Sao Paulo resident, […]
Maria Maria – Wine at Fazenda Capetinga Fazenda Capetinga has teamed up with Tres Pontas native Milton Nascimento (or “Bituca” as he goes by in Tres Pontas) to launch Maria Maria wine. Eduardo Jr. and Milton were neighbors in Belo Horizonte in the early 1980’s when Milton moved from Rio […]
I was finally able to visit Fazenda Capetinga, a farm outside of Tres Pontas known for its consistent quality. Three generations of Nogueiras currently run the farm: Eduardo Sr (Eduardo), Eduardo Junior (Eduardinho) and Eduardo Neto (Duzinho). Duziniho is actually with us at Casa Brasil in Austin this spring, having […]
They take the “divino” in Divinolandia seriously. They broke out the saints and the town priest was brought in to bless the awards ceremony for the annual Divinolandia coffee competition last night.
The Bourbon cultivar is internationally recognized for its genetic potential for producing high quality coffees. It is used in the production of specialty coffees around the world because of its unique sensory characteristics, including a high level of natural sweetness, chocolate-like taste, intense aroma and agreeable acid levels.
I first met Dr. Borem at the Taste of Harvest coffee event in 2007, I believe. Over the past 5 years I have had the great pleasure of calling him my friend and getting to know the depth of his work with coffee. A professor at the Federal University of […]
I had the honor of being invited to participate in an agricultural fair in Parana this past November. Ficafe is a coffee fair mainly for producers and is held annually right outside the town of Jacarezinho, Parana. This year the events of Ficafe coincided with the Cup of Excellence. I […]