BERRIES / HAZELNUT / SWEET
Fazenda Sertão is an 850-hectare farm where 330 hectares are planted with coffee of several varieties, including red and yellow Bourbon, which make up this lot. This is a 900 kilo micro lot where the beans have been dried enclosed in the whole fruit. Naturals form the backbone of the Brazilian coffee industry, but this batch reflects a particularly refined approach to the method where picking has been extremely controlled and the slow drying has meant a developed fermentation which gives the coffee an incredibly fine fullness and a round caramel sweetness, made for espresso!
Fazenda Sertão is located at over 1,000 meters in Carmo de Minas - the state of Minas Gerais. The farm has an average annual temperature of 18ºC. The coffee is planted on top of slopes with up to 50% shade-growing trees. This is an important arrangement to avoid frost, which is common in the region in winter. Shade trees also affect the health of the trees and give a more uniform maturity. In the end, all these steps lead to a better final quality of the beans.
Region: Carmo de Minas
Farm: Fazenda Sertao
Producer: Nazareth Dias Pereira
Variety / Tree type: Red & Yellow Bourbon
Elevation: 1100m - 1450m meters
Size: 850 hectares
Drying: Berry dried