Brazil Pereira Yellow Bourbon

Brazil Pereira Yellow Bourbon

Farm Description

We picked up several coffees from the Sertao Group this season, owned and operated by the Pereira family. They process coffee from all over the region, and also have their own farms, this one from Fazenda Santa Lucia in Carmo de Minas. We have a couple different lots from this farm, this one specifically for Shrub. 80 hectares of Santa Lucia are allocated for coffee production, and while they grow a few different coffee varietals, this is a Yellow Bourbon separation. It's also a pulp-natural process, and we think lends to a cleanliness, and even gentle acidity in the profile, often missing in some of the dry-processed coffees. Elevation at the farm is in the range of 1000 - 1250 meters. They manually harvest - a rarity in Brazil these days - and the coffee is then washed using recycled water, which is recycled yet again and used for other farming. After washing, the parchment is machine dried and rested for about a month before transport.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

The dry grounds have a clean scent for Brazil, caramel and spices, a molasses cookie scent. The wet grounds smell nice, if not a bit on the basic side - brown sugar and a nut note filling out the steam. The cup shows a nice flavor of semi-sweet chocolate up front, even when hot. Cocoa butter flavors build as the cup cools, and light notes of brown sugar, and dried apple become more prevalent. Body is weighty too, like apple juice, and deeper roast levels harness rich chocolate syrup flavors. This Brazil shows well at a wide range of roasts, even as light as City (an Umami tea note comes through). Perhaps just as versatile in brew methods too.

Score

85.3

Lot Size

50 x 60 KG bags

Roast Recommendations

City through Full City+.

Processing

Pulp Natural

Varietal

Yellow Bourbon    

Grade & Appearance

.4 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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View from above

Parchment on the patio

Close-up of the clean pulp natural parchment

 

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