Brazil Fazenda do Serrado

Brazil Fazenda do Serrado

Farm Description

Still waiting for our 2nd container of Brazil coffees to clear a congested port. But we're not entirely sold out of what we have just yet. We have 80 LBS of this coffee left that can be shipped in a single bag or as two separate 40 LB bags if more than one person places an order. Fazenda do Serrado is a family operated farm located in the Carmo de Minas region of Brazil. At roughly 90 acres, the farm produces a healthy amount of coffee each year and a good portion that is exported is "specialty grade" (they've placed in the Brazilian Cup of Excellence twice). It's a good sized operation - even by Brazilian standards - with most of the business overseen by the two daughters of the family. This coffee is hand-picked, not machine stripped as many farms in Brazil. The PN in the name stands for Pulp-Natural process, meaning the skin is pulped off leaving much of the mucilage intact when transferred to the drying patios. This is called Cereja Descascada in Portuguese. They grow several cultivars on the farm, but this lot of Yellow Bourbon was separated from the rest.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

The dry fragrance of City+ roasts have a smell of English Breakfast tea, along with honey and roasted barley. There's a very sweet set of scents in the wet aromatics, a healthy dose of brown sugar and raisin, like oatmeal cookie. A waft of cocoa powder comes up in the steam when breaking the wet crust. Fazenda do Serrado has a flavor of bittersweet cocoa when hot, and even a slight malic acidity comes through. It's mild brewed cup, but with pleasing flavors of caramel and roasted almond, and a "brightness" that while low in the profile adds to the balanced cup. The finish is loaded with cocoa and brisk tea elements, and is so clean compared to the bulk of Brazil coffees we taste. A bodied coffee at City+ and beyond, weighing heavy on the palate, and working great in espresso applications too.

Score

85.5

Lot Size

40 x 60 KG Bags

Roast Recommendations

City+ to Full City+ is recommended; very versatile

Processing

Pulp Natural

Varietal

Bourbon     Catuai     Mundo Novo    

Grade & Appearance

Estate; .6 d/300gr, 16+ Screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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This coffee has sold out. The review is provided for reference purposes only.

Winnowing cherry at Fazenda Serrado

Varying degrees of ripeness

Raking the patio at Serrado

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