APPLESAUCE, ALMOND, CARAMEL-Medium to medium dark
Grower: Fazenda Rainha
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Region: São Paulo, Brazil
Altitude: 1150-1350 meters
Soil: Clay minerals
Process: Pulped natural and dried in the sun
Certifications: Fair Trade
Brazil Fazenda Rainha Yellow Bourbon Pulped Natural is sourced from Fazenda Rainha. Fazenda Rainha is a coffee estate located near the municipality of São Sebastião da Grama, within the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
The 280 hectare farm includes 200 hectares of revered Yellow Bourbon trees (some producing for more than 50 years). Management of Fazenda Rainha has been passed down to José Renato Gonçalves Dias who draws his passion for coffee all the way back to his great grandparents who worked the same land. As a trained agronomist, Jose has matched his inherited passion with academic knowledge focused on creating biodiverse environments full of microorganisms and beneficial insects that support a healthy coffee crop. After being harvest, coffee is dried on patios for a minimum of 30 days and then preserved in wooden silos until the coffee is ready to be milled and exported. The results are indisputable as coffee from Fazenda Rainha has frequently been selected as one of the top coffees in the Cup of the Excellence competition in Brazil.
Jose also ensures that the people at Fazenda Rainha who work year-round have onsite housing, healthcare and a technical institute where their children have access to a topnotch education.