Rancho Sao Gabriel has a century-long tradition of growing coffee. It is located in a microregion that has an ideal climate and altitude, lending truth to the name Special Coffee from the Mantiqueira Mountains. About 10 years ago the grower turned his attention to the production of quality above all else, seeking a competitive edge and greater monetary reward for his product. The farm has won various awards in competitions such as those organized by Minas Gerais Extension (EMATER) and Illycaffe. Rancho Sao Gabriel coffee is produced with respect for nature, preserving forests and mountain springs, and promoting the well-being of its personnel.
System The harvest is selectively hand-picked with a view to culling the largest possible number of ripe cherries. The property has all the necessary infrastructure for processing the coffee, which goes from the washer to the pulper and is then spread out on concrete patios for drying, a procedure that is carried out with total dedication. These factors guarantee the quality of the product. Preparation of the coffee for market is done by the Rio Verde Valle Regional Coffee Producers Cooperative (COCARIVE), which today has an outstanding system for satisfying a demanding consumer market. Commitment to Quality The grower places a high priority on acquiring knowledge through courses, conferences, and visits to other properties to exchange information. He receives technical guidance from COCARIVE, which provides full support for the production of high-quality coffees.
|Farm Name||Rancho São Gabriel|
|Farmer/Rep.||Antonio Gabriel De Castro Pereira/Ou|
|Country||Brazil Pulped Naturals|
|Size (30kg boxes)||46|
|City||Carmo de Minas|
|Program||Brazil Pulped Naturals 2009|
|Aroma/Flavor||caramel, white chocolate, chocolate, vanilla, maple, apricot, red apple pineapple|
|Acidity||bright, clean, round, lively, citric, orange, lemon|
|Other||round finish ,creamy, rich mouth feel, sweet aftertaste, buttery, long finish|
|Processing system||Pulped Natural|
|Coffee Growing Area||8|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||3019.5|
|High bidders||Gala Coffee Limited|