Sítio Ipê - Marjorie Pereira
Being a micro roaster and a café owner herself, Marjorie knows the quality expectations of her coffees. It's not a coinciendence that Sitio Ipê is regulary in the top section of the local quality competitions.
This year was no different, finishing in 4th place at Minasul's competition. With rich fruit cup notes combined with a honey glazed finish, this Sitio Ipê is a very well produced natural micro lot.
Region: Três Corações - Minas Gerais
Varieties: Mundo Novo
Harvest Year: 2020
Altitude: 800 - 900 masl
Processing: Natural Pulped
Grade: NY 2 16UP
Cupping score: 88
- Mandarin Orange
"Alcohol, Cashew, Cranberry, Honey, Mandarin Orange, liquorice and cranberry with hints of honey glazed, roasted sweet potato"
The story of the Iabrudi family with Sitio do Ipê, in Três Corações, began in the 1980s, when the patriarch, Ricardo Iabrudi acquired the first piece of land on the banks of the Fernão Dias motorway. After almost 30 years living in the urban area of Varginha and going to the farm every weekend to dedicate themselves to producing quality coffees, the family decided to move there once and for all.
In 2010, thinking of a way to add value to their product, and taking advantage of Marjorie's retirement - who was a dentist in Varginha - they opened their Grão da Terra coffee shop in front of their Sítio. The idea was to take the experience to the final consumer: from seed to cup.
Today, they follow the legacy left prematurely by their father, Ricardo: that of working with the family constantly to produce and bring the best to the customer.
And this is proven by the countless awards won over the last decade:
- 1st place Natural Minasul Coffee competition, 2012
- 3rd place Pulped Natural, Minasul Coffee Competition, 2012
- 4th and 5th place Pulped Natural, Minasul Coffee Competition, 2013
- Top 8 Natural Coccamig competition, 2015, 2017, 2018
- 1st place Natural Emater competition, 2018
Minasul has conducted an internal quality competition for the past 28 years. By rewarding the top 20 Natural coffees and top 10 Pulped Naturals, the co-operative members have incentives to produce their best coffees. Along with the higher premiums for winning farms.
Founded in 1958, has solid values such as respect, transparency and excellence. With 6.000 members, it receives coffee from more than 150 cities in Minas Gerais, originating close to 1,3 million bags per crop, being that 80% of it, fine coffee.
Minasul developed a partnership with 4C – Common Code of the Coffee Community, an international organisation which tries to promote the sustainability of all coffee sector. The Cooperatives created actions for the social inclusion, environmental preservation and training of members and their families, employees, also promote the education and formation of their members, In this proposal, Minasul organises and promote social projects for the rural school students in Varginha.