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BSCA Espresso Blend

As a result of the great variety of coffees produced by its members, each year the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA) offers a BSCA Espresso blend made from some of the finest lots produced by its member farms. This blend is created by a team of the BSCA’s professional cuppers, carefully mixed to enhance body, aroma, and natural sweetness.
This year’s harvest blend recipe is made up of Natural and Pulped Natural lots from a single estate, Fazenda Monte Alto. The varietal is a mix of 70% Yellow Catuaí and 30% Icatú.

  • Farm BSCA Espresso
  • Varietal Icatu, Yellow Catuai
  • Process Natural
  • Altitude 1,100 meters above sea level
  • Town / City Guaxupé
  • Region Sul de Minas, Minas Gerais
  • Owner Carlos Henrique Ribeiro do Valle
  • Tasting Notes Maple syrup, chocolate chip, cherry
  • Farm Size 500 hectares
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BSCA Espresso Blend

Fazenda Monte Alto is absolutely steeped in coffee tradition. The Ribeiro do Valle family has long dedicated their lives to the production of fine coffee, and after 136 years it’s no surprise that they’ve perfected the art. Now in their ninth generation of producing coffee, the family’s patriarch is very well-known in the region by the name “Barão de Guaxupé” (Baron of Guazupé) – which also happens to be the brand name of their commercial coffee.

About Brazil

Coffee was introduced to the country back in the early 18th century, which rapidly spread throughout Brazil, making it the leading producer of coffee worldwide.

Additionally, Brazil is the only country to utilize mechanized harvesting tools to assist with the extensive coffee fields. The flat topography of the country allows for the ease of machines to slowly comb through the coffee trees and remove ripe cherries. Advanced agricultural technology has allowed for the even harvesting of cherries and prevents uneven harvesting.

Today, the well-known coffee producing regions are Espirito Santo, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia.