SPRING SHOP VACATION: APRIL 29-MAY 18. NO ROASTING, SHIPPING OR PICK UP BETWEEN THESE DATES

BRAZIL RFA FAZENDA RIO BRILHANTE
BRAZIL RFA FAZENDA RIO BRILHANTE
BRAZIL RFA FAZENDA RIO BRILHANTE
BRAZIL RFA FAZENDA RIO BRILHANTE
BRAZIL RFA FAZENDA RIO BRILHANTE
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, BRAZIL RFA FAZENDA RIO BRILHANTE
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, BRAZIL RFA FAZENDA RIO BRILHANTE
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, BRAZIL RFA FAZENDA RIO BRILHANTE
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, BRAZIL RFA FAZENDA RIO BRILHANTE
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, BRAZIL RFA FAZENDA RIO BRILHANTE

BRAZIL RFA FAZENDA RIO BRILHANTE

Regular price
$16.40
Sale price
$16.40
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

SWEET, BRIGHT, DELICATE CHOCOLATE BODY, CREAMY, HINTS OF LEMON AND  CLOVE

GROWER:  Fazenda Rio Brilhante-Igácio Carlos Urban

VARIETY:  Bourbon, Icatu, IAC 125 RN, Catuaí 99, Catuaí 144, Catuaí 62, Catucaí 2 SL, Topázio, Aramosa, Paraíso, and Arara

REGION:  Coromandel, Minas Gerais, Brazil

HARVEST:  May-September

SOIL:  Snady loam

PROCESS:  Full natural and dried in the sun and mechanical driers

CERTIFICATIONS:  Rainforest Alliance

BACKGROUND DETAILS:

Minas Gerais is the largest of the three major Brazilian growing regions with six micro-regions, which account for 50 percent of Brazil’s production. From this volume of coffee, we landed on a special treat traceable to a single estate in the Cerrado micro-region, which is known for its rolling hills and uneven terrain lending to farms that are small to medium in size. Inácio Carlos Urban started planting coffee in the region nearly 50 years ago and has grown the estate called Fazenda Rio Brilhante to nearly 6,400 acres. While this estate seems big, it is actually medium in size by Brazilian standards, which has allowed the Urban family to focus on specialty grade, fully traceable lots for direct trade relationships. But we don’t want to downplay the big things happening at Fazenda Rio Brilhante like the 2,200 acres of preservation land. During the harvest coffee cherries are floated to remove less dense and damaged coffee, and then placed on patios to pre-dry before being moved to mechanical driers to precisely finish the drying to 11 percent moisture. After drying, the coffee is carefully stored until it is time for milling and export.