Marcus Vinícius, Brazil
TASTES LIKE Brown Sugar, Strawberry, CacaoPROFILE Buttery & MellowROAST Medium Roast, Espresso Brewing
A fascinating backstory from a producer who clearly knows what he wants and sets out to achieve "goals" - maybe a legacy of his professional soccer career in the 80’s & 90’s at famous clubs such as Vasco da Gama. Such tenacity and forward thinking is really the backbone in the development of specialty coffee production.
He began as a farm manager, with little knowledge of the industry, and spent time consulting agronomists and people with coffee-business experience. He pays pickers more than other farms so his harvest isn’t compromised, and has spent time with Jacques Carneiro and Carmo Coffees and began meticulous sample evaluation to highlight and improve areas such as harvesting, processing techniques and milling. That constant strive to improve is one of the elements that we look at when considering new producers. We are grateful to be able to purchase Marcus's coffee this season and to contribute to his goals of excellence in coffee.