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Lighter roasts of Fazenda IP have malt sugar, hazelnut, and pectin sweet baked fruit. Full City roasts showcase layered chocolate notes and have a nice nuttiness of toasted almond. Bodied, sweet, and even gentle acidity. Versatile in the roaster as well as in brew method. City+ to Full City+. SO Espresso.
This is our second, and final lot from Fazenda IP Farm this season. Fazenda IP is located in the city of Carmo de Minas, Brazil. It's a rather massive farm really, at about 130 hectares ( roughly 320 acres), and is owned and operated by the folks at Sertao, the Pereira family. The name Sertao is synonymous with coffee production in the area, as they were the first to cultivate coffee in the Minas Gerais region of Carmo. This family has a 100+ year history of growing coffee in this area, and the Pereira family lots grace the COE finals list year after year. There are several varietals grown at IP, but this lot is a separation of entirely Yellow Bourbon. It's dry-processed, which the climate in this region is optimal for this type of production.
The dry grounds of Fazenda IP smell of sweet grain, hazelnut, and dried apple. Deeper roast levels take on chocolatey cacao nibs and roasted almonds. The wet grounds have a potent smell of stewed fruits, pectin sugars, and dusted cocoa powder and nut on the break. The cup varies quite a bit along the roast spectrum. City+ roasts have a nice malt sugar note with flavors of hazelnut, and apple. There's even a gentle, but present acidity, especially in the City+ range. Full City roasts show very chocolatey, and have a healthy dose of raw cacao nib flavor as well. Those who enjoy a heavy roast will appreciate this coffee's pairing of chocolate roast tones and raw sugar sweetness (also great for those who enjoy milk drinks!). Like most Brazil coffees, this is very versatile in the roaster and shows well under various brew methods. Great SO espresso.