Brazil Fazenda Passeio

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Fazenda Passeio is located in the southern part of Minas Gerais, where an abundance of specialty coffees are grown. Headed by Rodolfo Henrique Vieira Ferreira, the estate focuses on not only the production of fine coffees, but the preservation of the surrounding environment. Currently 130 hectares are devoted to the production of coffee. The Vierira Ferreira family has been producing coffee in the region for over three generations. Their aim is to improve and increase productivity with respect to the environment and the local workforce, which is a large part of the operation. There is a strong emphasis on social improvement as well. All of the local workers receive social support, such as schooling for their children, workforce training, and environmental education.

The coffee is picked by hand. This can be quite rare for Brazil. The coffee is pulped the same day to avoid the possibility of fermentation. It is then dried on the patio for a few days before it is placed in the mechanical drier to finish. The coffee is rested for 45-60 day and then sorted to eliminate defects before it is readied for export.

Pulped Natural Processing
In the pulped natural process, the beans are sorted according to density. Meanwhile the ripe beans are simultaneously pulped after the green cherries have been mechanically separated. Drying requires a great deal of care and specialized handling. The result is a pulped natural coffee with a more aromatic cup quality, which is rich in flavor, homogenous and clean. The complex flavors of the beans are preserved by harvesting them at exactly the right stage of ripeness. In the pulped natural process, the risk of fermentation is reduced. Costs increase as the use of well-trained workers is essential to obtain top quality beans. In this innovative process, which is widely used in Brazil, the ripe cherries are pulped and most of the mucilage remains close to the parchment, generating a clean and mild cup, with a pleasant acidity that is free from unripe beans and has characteristic sweetness.

 

In The Cup:

Raisin, dark chocolate, dried fruit, almond, big bodied, silky

price: $15.00

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