Celso & Gertrude - Brazil

€ 10.80

CUP SCORE 86.50 (scaa cup protocol)

Sweet berries / Almond / Milk chocolate / Molasses

suggested for espresso


We roast to order all coffees on Wednesday and Saturday, dispatching on next working day. Cut-off time is 8am UTC+1


Technical detail

Celso & Gertrude            Brazil    
   Producer             Country
Sao Paolo (Mococa)   1340 masl   
       Region               Elevation


 Natural                    Tupi 
Pulping process       Cultivar    


   September 14         February 15
     Picked in              Landed in


       780 kg              GrainPro bag
     Lot size                Arrived in
   Rubens Gardelli     drum roaster
  Roast profile by    Roasted on



Only 13 bags of this nano-lot have been produced, and it is an amazing manifestation of what Brazil can give to the world of specialty coffee. The smoothness of this nano-lot is simply incredible! This lot is from a peculiar cultivar called Tupi, an impressive varietal in the cup with high pest-resistant traits and higher density than other varietals primarily used in Brazil.
This micro lot comes from the Fazenda Boa Vista, one of the farm working for the Bob o Link project leading by Marcos Croce from FAF. The farm is owned by Celso & Gertrudes, a couple of extremely passionate farmers, living in the mountainous region of Caconde, within the state of Sao Paulo. At an altitude of 1200 to 1340 meters above sea level they farm eight hectares of coffee.
The varieties of the plant being cultivated are Tupi, Catuai, Mundo Novo, and Bourbon.
The methods of production were for commodity purposes until 2006 when they began to pulp coffees after harvesting. Then they discovered that coffees were truly special and went on to win the specialty coffee contest for the state of Sao Paulo two years in a row! In the third year they placed amongst the 50 best coffees of Brazil in the Cup of Excellence.
Amongst the microlots they produce, we choose a mono cultivar, and it is frankly a varietal that is the first time we are doing, called “Tupi”. Very impressive varietal in the cup, it happens to be a resistant varietal, but they have been implanting its use at FAF and their partners, more for the results in quality they're having. It has a higher density than other varietals primarily used, and it's be able to develop lots of fruits besides a nice & chocolate body that its terroir won't neglect to provide.
This coffee is selectively hand-harvested by Celso and his wife Gertrudes and their families to ensure that only ripe cherry is selected for processing. The coffee is dried on raised beds allowing for even airflow around the beans, decreasing the chance for mold formation and encouraging more even drying of the coffee. The farm does not use any toxic chemical fertilizers or pesticides and practices environmentally friendly methods throughout its operation. In Celso farm the Siriemas (Big Brazilian bird with long legs) come to feed on bread at their doorsteps, the springs are protected and garbage is selectively separated and taken to recycling depots.