Brazil Organic Fazenda Floresta

The cup has an apple-like brightness, almond and honey roast tones at City+, a bit granola-like. These turn toward more intense bittersweet notes, chocolate liqueur, at Full City level. There are suggestions of fruit and anise spice. The finish has a dryness, a bit tea-like, as well as like almond skins and toasted sesame. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Pulp Natural
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Pulp Natural
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Jan 31 2012
Lot size 30bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon
Grade Estate Graded
Appearance .6 d/300gr, 16-18 screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+ are ideal. It works throughout the roast range, but becomes a little ashy at darker Vienna stage.
Weight 1 LB
Fazenda Floresta is in Chapada Diamantina, a region in the Bahia state of Brazil, some 7 hours drive from the city of Salvador. It's an unusual place for coffee production, a rather dry climate surrounded by arid lowlands. The "chapadas" of this zone are towering rock formations, and as they erode they have created alluvial fans that are ideal for coffee farming and other agriculture. Chapada Diamantina is one of these fans, famous because there was a sort of "diamond rush" by Portuguese prospectors at the end of the 19th century, hence the "diamantina" in the name. This coffee is from a single farm that is both Organic and Biodynamic certified. I won't get into the latter, but it is advanced land stewardship, a sort of "meta-organic" thing. It's our second Biodynamic certified coffee of late, the other from Poabs estate in India. Fazenda Floresta produces coffee at 1100 meters, all Bourbon cultivar
What initially impressed me about this coffee when I received it as a sample was the sweetness from the dry fragrance. It has a honey and cocoa scent that other samples from Brazil completely lack. The wet aroma has a nice "Dulce de Leche" (milk caramel) scent with cocoa powder and muted orange-mandarin. There is Bourbon vanilla on the break. The cup has an apple-like brightness, over almond and honey roast tones at City+ roast, a bit granola-like. These turn toward more intense bittersweet notes, chocolate liqueur, at Full City level. There are suggestions of fruit and anise spice. The finish has a dryness, a bit tea-like, as well as like almond skins and toasted sesame.