Mantiqueira de Minas discloses the winners of the 2nd Coffee Quality Contest

Carmo de Minas, MG – On Friday, November 13, 2015, took place the disclosures of the winners in the 2nd Coffee Quality Contest of Mantiqueira de Minas in the Natural and Pulped Natural categories and the launching of the Seal for coffees in roasted and ground beans proved to be originated from green coffees with geographical identification in the modality Indication of Origin.
From now on, Mantiqueira de Minas will make the technology available in QR code for roasters, who may track their coffee lots acquired in the region. The initiative aims to close the gap between the producer and the consumer by uniting the ends of the chain and reinforcing the transparency and traceability in the productive process, in addition to promoting the excellence of the region’s coffees and acknowledging the producers.

The event took place at the Clube URCA and counted with the presence of producers, representatives of the local coops and also of SEBRAE (Brazilian Small and Micro Firms Support Services), sponsoring the project of Geographical Indication (IG) of the region.

The first place went to Gisela Carneiro Avelar, cooperated at COOPERRITA, obtaining 93 points in the Natural category and José Nicacio Itagiba de Oliveira, cooperated from COCARIVE, obtaining 91.33 points in the Pulped Natural category – SCAA methodology.

For this contest coffee samples were sent which had already been distinguished in similar events of the local coops. Among the 46 analyzed samples, the judges selected 13 winning coffees in the Natural category and 12 in the Pulped Natural category. The sample evaluation process was conducted by Q-Grader Judges, under the coordination of tasters from COCARIVE, COOPERRITA and COOPERVASS, cooperatives comprehending Mantiqueira de Minas.

According to Antônio José Junqueira Villela, president of APROCAM, entity which represents, controls and promotes Mantiqueira de Minas – IP “the coffees participating in the Contest are all certified with the Mantiqueira de Minas Seal of Origin and Guaranteed Quality. This gives the buyers the certainty of a product reflecting the unique organoleptic characteristics that are only found in our region. The seal, both for green coffee and roasted and ground coffee is proof of our efforts in promoting the Mantiqueira de Minas origin, and also, to enhance our century old tradition in producing unique and surprising coffees”.

The winning lots will be available for sale and will be offered to the market.
Below is the list of Mantiqueira de Minas winning lots and their respective points.

Category Natural Coffees
RANKING    CODE    PRODUCER    FINAL GRADE    COOP
1    707    GISELA CARNEIRO AVELAR    93.00    COOPERRITA
2    706    FERNANDO MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA    92.00    COCARIVE
3    701    DEMETRIO FLAVIANO DE OLIVEIRA    89.33    COCARIVE
4    703    JOÃO CARLOS JUNQUEIRA NOGUEIRA    88.50    COCARIVE
5    702    ROGERIO RODRIGUES PEREIRA    88.16    COCARIVE
6    700    SEBASTIÃO AFONSO DA SILVA    88.00    COCARIVE
7    708    EDMO JUNQUEIRA VILLELA    87.83    COCARIVE
8    710    HELISSON AFONSO DA SILVA    87.00    COCARIVE
9    705    GENESIO SILVERIO    86.00    COOPERRITA
10    709    NAGIBE ASSAF FILHO    85.83    COOPERRITA
11    711    AUGUSTO BORGES FERREIRA    85.66    COOPERVASS
11    712    MARIA DOROTEIA RENNO MOREIRA    85.66    COOPERRITA
12    704    ANTONIO MARCIO DA SILVA    85.00    COCARIVE

Category Pulped Natural Coffees

RANKING    CODE    PRODUCER    FINAL GRADE    COOP
1    608    JOSE NICACIO ITAGIBA DE OLIVEIRA    91.33    COCARIVE
2    604    AMANDA RIBEIRO PINTO    89.16    COCARIVE
3    600    SEBASTIÃO AFONSO DA SILVA    87.83    COCARIVE
4    602    PEDRO SERGIO FERRAZ REIS    87.66    COCARIVE
5    609    JORGE MACKSSUR    87.5    COCARIVE
6    603    GILBERTO NOGUEIRA CELLET    87.33    COOPERRITA
7    607    EDSON ROSA GARCIA    86.5    COCARIVE
8    601    LUCIANO JUNQUEIRA FERRAZ    86    COCARIVE
9    611    ALFREDO HENRIQUE MOURTHE FREITAS    85.84    COCARIVE
10    610    HELISSON AFONSO DA SILVA    85.66    COCARIVE
11    605    HERBERT DE CASTRO JUNQUEIRA    85.5    COCARIVE
12    606    JARBAS CLETO LOPES    85    COOPERVASS
Further information for the press
AG1 Bruna Biasetton
[email protected]
(11) 5051-1251

About Mantiqueira de Minas: The region is located in the southern part of the state of Minas Gerais, comprehending 25 municipalities and a farming area of 69,500 hectares dedicated to the production of approximately,1,340,000 coffee bags. This area is distributed among 7,800 producers, mostly owners of small farms. The Indication of Origin is controlled by APROCAM, the entity created to represent and promote the development of the producers in the region.

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