This coffee will be ROASTED: August 5, 2019.
Please order by Sunday, 11:59 pm PST, to be placed on the roast queue to receive that week’s roast.
REGION: Chapada de Minas FARM: Fazenda Primavera FARMER: Ricardo Tavares
ALTITUDE: 1000 M VARIETAL: Geisha PROCESS: Pulp Natural ROAST: Medium | Light
In 2018, this lot won 1st place in the Brazil Cup of Excellence Pulped Natural category. This coffee set a record for score at 93.89. Because of our longstanding relationship with Fazenda Primavera, Ally Coffee, and the Tavaras family, we are able to bring this record breaking coffee to our valued customers at a sweet deal below the auction price. Its a way for all of us to say "Thank You" for your support. Enjoy the Best of Brazil while it lasts.
From the Judges' evaluation on aroma and flavor; jasmine, floral, strawberry, elderberry flower, grape, raspberry, apricot, nectarine, lavender, rosehip, oolong and cucumber. With an acidity of grape, juicy, complex, elegant and effervescent.
During the coffee cupping process, coffees are cupped a minimum of five times by members of both the Brazil National Jury as well as the Cup of Excellence International Jury.
Fazenda Primavera is located in the Chapada de Minas, in Angelândia municipality, Minas Gerais, at the transition between biomes, with land and vegetation characteristic of both the Atlantic forest and the Cerrado. The farm’s elevations, between 1000 to 1050 meters above sea level, promote the cultivation of specialty coffee and the climate also provides favorable conditions with average temperatures between 20 and 24 °C annually and precipitation of 1,000 to 1,300 mm.
The Chapada de Minas is a small but beautiful region with stunning topography shaped by plateaus and river canyons in the Jequitinhona Valley. The flatter plateau areas promoted the mechanization of the region's coffee plantations. Coffee cultivation began in the 1870's, which brought significant economic benefit to the region by increasing employment opportunities. Among all coffee regions, this area is the most important for small producers and is essential to the local economy.
Fazenda Primavera has state of the art installations including a 24,000 m2 drying patio, 14 electric dryers, and equipment for processing Natural, Pulped Natural, Honey, and fully Washed coffees. The farm cultivates predominately Red and Yellow Catuai, plots of which are planted under the shade of African Mahogony trees. This lot is special because of its variety, preparation, and performance in cup quality contests. Gesha was first planted on Fazenda Primavera several years ago and carefully tended to ensure that the first harvests of cherries develop fully with adequate nutrition. Primavera’s team harvested this Gesha lot by hand, selecting for optimal ripeness and then processed the coffee as Pulped Natural by removing the cherry pulp from the bean but leaving some mucilage intact.