Brazilian Fazenda Sertão Peaberry
The aroma starts off as a pleasant dark chocolate which then develops into a toffee and creaminess. The taste itself is very distinctly toffee, almost penny toffee like. With its silky body, the toffee carries along a pleasing sweetness. As the coffee cools, hints of lemon start to develop thanks to the natural process.
Recommended Brewing Methods: Aeropress, 20g coffee, 50g bloom
Fazenda Sertão is located in Brazil’s agriculture capital state of Minas Gerais. Situated over 1000m above sea level, the coffee grows on 50% slopes naturally carved into the landscape.
As well as being visually striking, this sloped farm helps to combat against frost in the winter months and improves the general health of the crops. The cherries also ripen more evenly when grown on sloped hillsides, which allows for better harvesting and a tastier cup of coffee.
After previous generations focused on producing high yields, the recent decade has seen a shift in production and the higher quality, Yellow Bourbon variety now thrives here. The awareness and attention to detail has been drastically improved thanks to the Pereira family who treat the beans with respect.
Brazil Coffee Facts
‘A great high quality Brazil coffee is soft, nutty, low acid, with nice bittersweet chocolate taste’, according to http://www.specialty-coffee-advisor.com/brazil-coffee.html
Here are some interesting facts about the country:
- Responsible for around 25% of the world’s coffee
- Has 14 major production regions
- Has a population of 207.7 million
- It is the only country in South America that speaks Portuguese
- 5th largest country in the world by both land area and population
Brazil Coffee Bean Production
We have a much more in depth look into the country’s producing regions here, but below we have picked some interesting snippets.
- This year 2,609,040 tonnes of beans have been produced
- It was first brought to Brazil by French settlers in the early 18th century
- It is mostly exported as Green, soluble, roasted and ground, concentrated and essential extracts and coffee residues
- The largest buyers are Germany, United States, Italy, Japan and Belgium
- Most of the farms are less than 10 hectares
Brazil has three production processes: wet (washed), dry (natural) and semi-washed (pulped natural). Our Brazilian Fazenda Sertão Peaberry is produced the natural way.
Adams and Russell Brazilian Coffee Beans – Fazenda Sertão
Fazenda Sertão is located in Carmo de Minas, which is a municipality in the state of Minas Gerais in the Southeast region of Brazil.
This region is known for being mountainous with an ideal climate for growing premium beans. The coffee plants are grown facing the hill tops on the farms, where they benefit from sunshine and good ventilation. All of these factors contribute to uniform ripening, reduction of fungi and a much higher quality coffee.
A Peaberry Brazilian Coffee Bean
The coffee itself is a ‘Peaberry’, where only one seed forms inside the cherry – offering more flavour and allowing for a more even roast. The beans are naturally processed with sweet characteristics of toffee and a lemon-tart acidity present.
Adams + Russell roast these beans to a medium level and is available in beans or ground. Try in a V60 or Aeropress where the subtle fruity notes can be picked out.
This is an exceptional, single plantation bean that illustrates the passion Brazilian’s farmers put in to their produce.