Andrade Bros Estate

Andrade Bros Estate explores a new frontier

Winning the coveted Cup of Excellence (COE) competition is like winning an Oscar at the Academy Awards. Just as the esteemed movie awards celebrate the best in cinematic production, each year the COE commends hundreds of farmers who submit their best coffees for assessment. The coffee with the highest score out of 100 is announced in front of hundreds at an awards ceremony, only without the red carpet arrival and golden statue. In this competition, becoming a champion is the reward.  Ismael Andrade knows this feeling well. On 30 October, his name and farm, Andrade Bros Estate Coffees, comprising Sao Silvestre and Capim Branco farms, was announced as winners of Brazil’s Naturals COE competition with a score of 93.26 for a lot from the Paraíso farm in the Capim Branco Terroir unit.
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Minas Hill Sydney

Minas Hill Coffee to hold Our Farmers, Our Heroes panel discussion

On 4 February, Minas Hill Coffee will bring together prominent people from within the coffee industry for a one-night-only panel to discuss current projects and initiatives in Brazil.  Our farmers, Our heroes: A panel discussion about sustainability, transparency and women in coffee will touch on topics ranging from the international coffee price, processing and economics to social projects, the environment, and the role of women in coffee.
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Minas Hill ismael andrade

Minas Hill to bring COE winner Ismael Andrade to MICE

Minas Hill Coffee has confirmed that Cup of Excellence (COE) Brazil Natural 2018 winner, and long-time partner of the Brazilian coffee importer, Ismael Andrade will attend the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2019. Ismael’s COE winning coffee scored 93.26 at the internationally juried coffee competition. Another of his lots, using the Yellow Icatu varietal, won best coffee from the Cerrado Region of Brazil, a protected designation of origin.
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