SPECIALTY GREEN COFFEE FOR ROASTING
Single Origin Direct Trade
Lucatelli sources specialty green coffee for roasters featuring many varieties of Brazilian Arabica. We can source any grade and quantity of coffee which meets your specific needs and note preferences. For example, if you need a Specialty Coffee whose purpose is to provide a base for your favorite blend; or if you need a high cupping 86 for your espresso; or if you need something with a fruity or floral note and low acidity. We will go to work to find what you need at a fair price.
Brazil has more than 2.4 million hectares (5,930,529 acres) of coffee growing land. There are more than 200,000 coffee farms (fazendas) in Brazil. The coffee growing region of Brazil is greater than the coffee growing regions of Columbia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico combined.
One example of an excellent coffee-growing region in Brazil producing world class Specialty Coffee is Alta Mogiana. Visit our blog to learn more about this important Brazilian growing region.
Other regions where we search for your perfect bean include Cerrado Mineiro, Sul de Minas, Mala de Minas, and Chapada de Minas, with more coming soon.
Lucatelli is committed not only to the farmers but also to the farm workers. Because of our determination to improving the lives of the most vulnerable people in your coffee supply chain, we will donate a portion of the profits from your order in your name to literacy education for the children of the farm workers. Doing good is good business!
Do you know which farm produces the green coffee beans you are buying? If not, why not? Why is your supplier not revealing this information? Can you see how knowing this information can make it possible to verify the quality of your product, and the integrity of the business practices of the farm? Lucatelli Trading works directly with the farm.
QUALITY POINTS RATING
What is the cup rating of your green coffee beans? If you don't know, then the quality of the beans you've been buying is probably inferior. If you know, are you certain the test was performed by a qualified, certified quality tester? Which standard was used? Lucatelli offers beans with a cup rating above 85.
USE YOUR FIVE SENSES
Have you tested your current supplier's green coffee beans using all five of your senses? Do the beans have a similar size, shape and color? Do they look even and bright, or white and faded? Do they smell fermented? Do they feel brittle or glass-like to the touch? If so, they've been over-dryed. Are they pliable to the touch? If so, they haven't been dried enough and mold is likely to be present.
GREAT PROCESS YIELDS GREAT PRODUCT
What is the coffee drying process at the coffee estate? Improper drying on patios or in mechanical dryers can usually be observed visually. Rapid drying in mechanical dryers results in dull or brown coffees. Make sure they process the coffee estate is processing green coffee beans immediately upon harvesting. Otherwise you are guaranteed a fermented cup since coffee begins fermenting immediately upon picking. Ask how they use the fermentation tanks and why? Do they separate out coffees that float to the top of the tanks during fermentation? After pulping, do they separate coffees by density before they add them to the tanks? Only coffee estates that have dedicated a significant amount of time to improving coffee quality will know why these steps are important and necessary.
SPECIALTY GRADE COFFEE
Suppliers cannot arbitrarily place a designation "Specialty Grade Coffee" on their beans unless they meet specific, stringent qualifications. Specialty coffee is a term used to refer to coffee that has scored over 80 points on a 100 point scale by the SCAA (Speciality Coffee Association of America). There must be no primary defects. The moisture content must be between 9% and 13%. The coffee must exhibit a distinct attribute in one or more of the following areas: taste, acidity, body, or aroma. Lucatelli green coffee beans meet this standard.