Caracterização física e sensorial do café produzido nas condições topoclimáticas de Jesuitas, Paraná

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Dal Molin, Roberto Natal
Andreotti, Marcelo [UNESP]
dos Reis, Andre Rodrigues
Furlani, Enes [UNESP]
Braga, Gilberto Costa
Santos Scholz, Maria Brigida dos

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Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Pro-reitoria Pesquisa Pos-graduacao


Climatic variations influence formation and maturation of coffee grains by altering their intrinsic characteristics, which call allow for several types of coffee qualities, including the potential for production of special coffee. This study was carried out to verify the effect of environmental conditions and crop cultivation on chemical composition and their consequences in cup quality of coffees from region of Jesuitas, Parana State. During the same crop season this study was accomplished (2002-2003), cup quality was evaluated among the producers in several coffee-growing municipalities in Parana State. It was observed that 86% of samples were classified simply as "soft" (smooth flavor) or "hard" (bolder flavor), and 14% were classified as rioysh/rio (strong unpleasant taste). The results concluded that the practices adopted by producers, who have collaborated with the study, reflected positively oil the final cup quality, when compared to the overall quality results in the State. The climatic conditions and practices of crop management and harvest ill the Jesuitas region made for bolder coffee with low acidity, comparable to high quality coffees produced in Brazil and abroad.



Coffea arabica, cup quality, acidity

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Acta Scientiarum-agronomy. Maringa: Universidade Estadual de Maringá (UEM), Pro-reitoria Pesquisa Pos-graduacao, v. 30, n. 3, p. 353-358, 2008.