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Producer: Vinhal Cafés Artesanais

Region: Cerrado Mineiro Region

Variety: Catucai

Process: Double fermentation natural

Altitude: 960 - 1.040 masl

Harvested: 2023/2024

 

Cupping notes: Pineapple, Tropical fruit, Vanilla, Passion fruit.

 

We absolutely adore Vinhal's coffee, and we can't help but smile with pleasure when the fresh harvest arrives at the roastery. Vinhal doesn't play by the typical Brazilian coffee rules - it's in a league of its own. We have been sourcing the same lots for three years now, which speaks volumes about the distinctiveness and exceptional quality of this coffee.

 

Vinhal Estates won third place in the Cup Of Excellence Brazil 2022, with a Natural Catucaí 2SL that scored 90.53 points.

 

Meet the farmer.

A family-run business since 1988, Vinhal Estates is award-winning and produces very high-quality coffees in the heart of Minas Gerais state, in the Cerrado Mineiro Region, Brazil.

In 1988, Mr Zico Vinhal planted the first seeds of the family business, what is now known as Vinhal Café’s Artesanais, with his own hands in the soil.

Today, the farm is run by the father and son duo Afonso and Rafael. Together, they’ve paved the way for excellent specialty coffee production, including this innovative double fermentation-natural experimental lot called ML-15.

 

All the family is very passionate about coffee and proud of all the awards they have already won. They know their product stands out for its highly different aromas and flavours.

 

So, with great pride, we invite you to try and testify to the quality of Vinhal's coffee!

 

 

Process.

The coffee cherries were mechanically harvested and washed to select only ripe cherries. It then underwent aerobic fermentation for 44 hours. After fermentation, the cherries were immediately rinsed with water to stop further fermentation (thermal shock). Rafael initiated the first drying phase using mechanical dryers, followed by a slow drying process for 22 days on raised beds.

 

Awards:

The main ones are listed below:

2022 - 3rd Place - Cup of Excellence Brazil

2019/2020 Crop - Champion - Pulped Natural - Expocaccer

2019/2020 Crop - 2nd Place - Pulped Natural - Cerrado Mineiro Region

2019/2020 Crop - 3rd Place - Pulped Natural - Expocaccer

2018/2019 Crop - 5th Place - Coffee of the Year Brasil Contest - International Coffee Week

2018/2019 Crop - 10th Place - Coffee of the Year Brasil Contest - International Coffee Week

2018/2019 Crop - 13th Place - Coffee of the Year Brasil Contest - International Coffee Week

2018/2019 Crop - 2nd Place - Pulped Natural - EMATER / MG Coffee Quality Contest - Minas Gerais State

2018/2019 Crop - 2nd Place - Natural - EMATER / MG Coffee Quality Contest - Minas Gerais State​

2018/2019 Crop - 3rd Place - Pulped Natural - EMATER / MG Coffee Quality Contest - Minas Gerais State

2017/2018 Crop - 18th place - Pulped Natural - Cerrado Mineiro Region

2016/2017 Crop - 7th Place - Pulped Natural - Cerrado Mineiro Region

2016/2017 Crop - 13th Place - Pulped Natural - Cerrado Region Mineiro

2015/2016 Crop - 3rd Place - Natural - Cerrado Mineiro Region

2014/2015 Crop - 3rd Place - Pulped Natural - EMATER / MG Coffee Quality Contest - Minas Gerais State

2013/2014 Crop - 10th place - Natural - Cerrado Mineiro Region

 

Transparency.

What we paid:

-Coffee: 12.22€/Kg (FOB price €8.86/kg + €3.36/Kg for freight, import, outhousing, financing, Algrano fee, warehousing & final shipping)

-Packaging: 1.50€/bag

Quantity bought: 180  Kg

Vinhal ML-15 Tropical Punch, Brazil

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