Brazil Dry Process Fazenda Borgas

Brazil Dry Process Fazenda Borgas

Farm Description

This coffee is from Carmo de Minas region, adjacent to the large farm we have bought many times, that of Nazareth Dias Pereira. The coffee is a Yellow Bourbon lot separation from the folks at Fazenda Borgas. While there are other areas in Brazil that produce some fine coffees in respect to the classic Brazil flavor profile, I feel we have found consistently good lots in the Carmo zone. Here there is a bit more altitude than most of the Cerrado coffees, and certainly more than Mogiana farms. The cultivars are generally the same as the other zones, but I feel the processing, while still on a large scale, has a good quality focus.And with the attention given to keeping lots separated by day and varietal, we have the ability to contain any issues with the coffee that might arise along the way.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

This lot from Borgas has a nice intermingling of sweet fruits, bittersweet cocoa, and developed sugar sweetness. And with a thick, syrupy body makes a great dual-use option). The dry grounds have a smell of date sugar and molasses, with strong fruit notes of blackberry fruit leather. Hot water brings up a smell of mixed berry jam and salt water taffy, and the break produces a scent of nut and brown sugar. Borgas strikes a nice balance between sweet and bittersweet flavors in the cup, and has a lot of what we refer to as "Coffee ID" - that being the basic characteristics most coffees build upon, a necessary base of sugary sweetness and bitterness (often on the cacao spectrum). Borgas doesn't stop here, there are a multitude of dried fruit notes that pop out as the cup cools, tamarind, stone fruits, berries, and a honeyed flavor of fig spread. Roasted nut and barley come up too, especially in the finish, and a toffee sweetness brings on a flavor of Italian "Torrone" (nougat and roasted almond bar). Full City roasts are particularly loaded with dark fruit flavors, a retronasal pungency of raw honey and berries, and brooding cocoa powder in the finish. Overall, this is a really nice lot of Brazilian coffee that cups with relative cleanliness. It's a Brazil that you can stop at City if you like, but might bode better in the sweetness category at City+ and beyond. And Full City roasts make incredible espresso with heavy chocolate flavors and viscous body.

Score

86.7

Lot Size

44 x 60 KG Bags

Roast Recommendations

City to Full City+; this one's versatile.

Processing

Dry Process

Varietal

Yellow Bourbon    

Grade & Appearance

Estate; .6 d/300 grams; 15+ Screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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A view of Carmo de Minas town from above

Shrub-top horizon, Carmo

Cherry stripped and ready for sorting

 

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