Although Cerrado Mineiro is one of the youngest Brazilian coffee-producing regions, many of its most renowned producers have been working with coffee longer than
the coffee region has formally existed. The Barbosa family, 2021 Cup of Excellence winners, are one such producer.
The company reaches back to the 1960s. Danilo’s great-grandfather Elias Barbosa passed the tradition of producing coffee to his son Claudio
Barbosa de Paula who later passed it on to Jairo Barbosa de Paula.
Danilo Barbosa, the current head of the company, works together with the next generation, his sons Vitor Marcelo and Sergio Ricardo. The whole family is included in the coffee business, making the office feel like a big home where everyone shares the same dream of producing the best coffees sustainably.
Danilo harvested the coffee in the Cerrado for the first time already in 1979. That initial successful crop led him to invest more in the coffee activity, explore the surrounding area and adopt all the newest technology. Current producing area amounts to 490 hectares where they produce coffee with sustainability in mind.
The Barbosa family has repeatedly shown concern for the environment, and nature has always been part of the agenda. Today, DBarbosa farms shelter more than 186 hectares of nature in the form of reserves. The family is also exploring ways how to certify their properties to learn more on how to preserve the environment and to produce a 100% sustainable coffee.
The family is set to producing the best coffee possible. Most of DBarbosa coffee is processed naturally, but washed and semi-washed coffee is available also. Coffee is dried on concrete patios, but the family also constructed raised beds where they dry their best lots.
Brazil Danilo Barbosa Family
Origin : Cerrado Mineiro
Variety: Yellow Catuai
Farm : Fazenda Paraiso
Farmer : Danilo Barbosa
Altitude : 840 m - 1,140 m asl
Processing : natural - sun dried
SCA cupping score: 87.00
Tasting notes: Tropical yellow fruits, mango, passion fruit, nice acidity. Vibrant and long aftertaste. Very good sweetness.
All orders are shipped via the Slovenian Post office. Allow for 3-5 business day delivery in Slovenia, about 5-8 days in the rest of Europe. We usually ship the following business day of your order unless we need to roast to complete your order, in which case we would tipically ship a maximum of 48 hours after your order has been placed.