BRAZIL Peaberry Coffee Bean 100% ARABICA
Producer: SMC – Comercial e Exportadora de Café S/A
Town: Cabo Verde
Process: Pulped Natural
Harvest: May – Aug
Cupping notes: Sugar coated nuts, choc, marshmallow, butter, orange
SCA score: 83.25
Varietal: Mundo Novo, Catuai, IAC, Icatu
Generally hailing form the Cabo Verde area in Minas Gerais the peaberry is a combination from
a couple of neighbouring farms. Formed when the bean inside the cherry fails to create two
parts, it is often touted as getting extra nutrients and therefore performing better in the cup.
An average altitude of 950 meters, a climate with well defined seasons, low humidity and
favourable temperatures all combine to make great growing areas for coffee.
One of those hidden secrets of coffee, that perhaps doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves.
Founded in 2009, SMC was established to cater towards the ever growing demands of the
speciality coffee market, by supplying fine, speciality and certified coffees of distinction. SMC is
fully integrated to Cooxupe, the single largest coffee co operative in the world, with over
11,500 members that produce over 4 million bags of coffee annually.
Although integrated, SMC are also distinct. Based in Guaxupe, Maria Dirceia Mendes heads up
the company and has done an excellent job growing the team of cuppers and office staff alike.
They have their own warehouse with laser colour sorters, microlot tagging and cupping
facilities. Bags of coffee are microchipped to ensure no mix-ups occur. The forklifts they use
will physically not work if the code they read is not the code they should be picking up! They
work closely with the 40 agronomists they employ to improve training, innovate and raise the
profiles of the small holder farmers. Dr Flavio Borem has provided many insights as well as
attending experiments on farms that are occurring with his guidance too. They have hosted the
Cup of Excellence and off the back of this in 2019 they have finalised an internal program to
reward excellence amongst their farmers and encourage them to grow higher quality coffees.
Really, it is not a surprise to see their quality growing year on year, but with the volume too to
keep up with the biggest demands
All coffee orders come with free 2nd class shipping or better included.
Roasted and green (raw) coffee available.