Brazil Organic Nossa Senhora de Fatima

Brazil Organic Nossa Senhora de Fatima

Farm Description

Fazenda Nossa Senhora de Fatima is near the town of Perdizes, Minas Gerais in the Gisele Fátima Gomes Rezende. It's one of a handful of Brazil coffees we have vacuum packed at origin, before export. The farm is located in the 'Triangulo Mineiro' in the Cerrado region of Minas Gerais and sits at an elevation of 950 metres above sea level with 1500 mm rainfall. The farm is 100% organic, without agrochemical inputs. Environmental preservation is a top priority at Fazenda Nossa Senhora de Fatima. The farm is dedicated to replanting native tress and caring for the indigenous fauna and flora, as well as protecting the native species. Livestock is also reared at the farm and includes chickens, cows and pigs. The whole farm covers an area of 395 hectares of which 235 hectares are put over to coffee. We offer this coffee as a dry-process lot, although they do peel the skin when it is harvested, making it a pulp natural. But everything about this coffee in terms of the cup screams "dry-process"; intense chocolate, fruit and body!

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

The dry fragrance is clearly fruited, but clean (as opposed to fermenty fruit). There are berry syrup notes and baked peach pie, which a sweet chocolate backdrop. Adding water, the wet aromatic has a herbal balsam shampoo quality, plus the baked fruit accents found in the dry grounds. It has an imposing sweetness, and a dark malted note as well. The cup has raisin, rustic chocolate and baked peaches, with a thick, viscous mouthfeel. There are traces of toasted coconut, and macademia nut as well. In the finish, a slight tobacco and mint flavor come out. It is definitely true the the character of Brazil dry-process coffess, like the Poco Fundo lots we have had in the past but with a more definite, sweeter fruit quality. Oddly, I keep thinking about the Yemeni coffee flavor profile as I cup this.

Chris Schooley adds: Sweet cream with violet and Port/raisin notes on the break. This is an extremely richly textured coffee, creamy and chewy with chocolate and toffee that becomes more chocolate and huckleberry as it cools.

Score

87.5

Roast Recommendations

A fruited and rustic Brazil coffee like this deserves Full City roast treatment, nearing but not including 2nd crack.

Processing

Dry Process

Varietal

Icatu     Mundo Novo    

Grade & Appearance

.4 defect per 300 grams, 17-18 screen; this is a very clean preparation for a natural, with much less dust than a jute bag natural.

Packaging

Vacuum Packed at Origin
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