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Topic: RES: Brazilian Specilty Coffee Association - cup of (65 lines)
1) From: Pieter Sijbrandij
Ed, I will check it out with a pro, but a first hunch from my side: climate,
technology, human effort & experience.
Climate: as far as possible Carmo de Minas is well situated with respect to
altitude & rainfall pattern
Technology: I suspect Nucoffee, a high tech Sygenta programme is
experimenting in the area.. lot by lot even the suninflection is dealt with
in computer modelling the management of the crop. They also use Pentax, an
eletronic bean by bean sorting process which helps a lot to get rid of the
stinker-beans (see Tom`s review on Daterra). =
Human effort & experience: it is a traditional coffee producing region. The
Brazilian specialty coffee org. is relatively young, so when you have an
active group/nucleous, this might very well function as a kind of oildrop
which spreads out in time.
Then there is another factor which might be in play. Brazil is experimenting
a lot with the pulped-naturals to reduce the risk of fermenting and maintain
the characteristics of the natural. But I still don`t know the details of
how the winners dried their beans. How may didn`t make the cut I don`t
know...though I planne dto go and see, I had to step in on a seminar on
pormoting family-farmers coffee.  First there has been a national round with
national jurors, then the international one, so I suspect quite a view. Regs
Pieter
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De: Edward Bourgeois [mailto:edbourgeois] =
Enviada em: segunda-feira, 1 de dezembro de 2008 20:59
Para: homeroast
Assunto: Re: [Homeroast] Brazilian Specilty Coffee Association - cup of
excellence winners
Pieter
Any ideas why pretty much all the coffees were from the same area?
Were there many that didn't make the cut from other areas?
Ed
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