• Brazil AAA Sul Minas Natural. SOLD OUT

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  • Description

    Origin Brazil
    Region Sul Minas region, Minas Gerais state
    Altitude 3,000 ft.
    Farm / Coop Fazenda Grupo BSC
    Varietals Yellow Bourbon (80%), Mundo Novo (20%)
    Processing Natural (sun dried)
    Certifications n/a
    Crop year 2016
    Cup Comments 84 points. AROMA/FLAVOR: Apricot, fruity, vanilla. ACIDITY: Mild citric. OTHER: Nice, robust body. Classic, clean, sweet Brazilian Natural profile.

    SOLD OUT. NEW ARRIVAL ON OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017. Recommended substitution: Colombia Nelson Pichica microlot.

    These coffee beans, processed using the "natural" method, come from Fazenda Grupo BSC in the well-known Sul Minas region of Minas Gerais state, in Brazil. As with all of our coffees, we sourced these coffee beans directly from the farm. Nelson and Eleni visited the farm in July of 2011, and again in January 2013, cupped many samples, discussed coffee production with farm mangement and met with workers and their families while walking the coffee plantation. Nelson visits Brazilian farms every year, the last one in May of 2016.

    The "natural" process is the most common in Brazil, and makes these coffee beans popular for espresso blends because of its ability to provide floral hints and rich crema. In the natural process, coffee cherries are harvested and dried directly under the full sun in large concrete patios or mechanical dryers. Neither the skin nor the coffee cherry pulp (mucilage) are removed by means of water or fermentation. The coffee cheries dry and ferment like raisins and provide thier characteristic flavor and aroma. The drying is done over a 7-10 day period, until 11% moisture content is reached. After drying, the coffee is kept in wooden silos at the farm's warehouse for resting (reposo).

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