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About Brazil Ipanema Premier Cru B19 Natural Yellow BourbonArrived July 2022, new crop, in small Grainpro lined bags. This is one of several boutique lots "designed" for particular flavor leanings. Ipanema Coffee produces coffee cherry at their Fazenda Rio Verde and they take an innovative approach to produce high score coffees. The farm encompasses 900 total hectares of preservation areas in the Mantiqueira Mountains. They are developing a new model of harvesting, processing and drying in fresh constructed, one-of-a-kind milling facility offering several profiles with diverse flavor notes. There are 34 separate parcels with different altitudes and sun faces, selective hand-picking harvest models and five preparation methods combined with several drying possibilities for tailor-made solutions. This particular lot caught our attention and is given the nomenclature "Fruity", which indeed it is.
Ipanema Coffee is a unique company, where innovation, long-term relationships and consistent delivery have been part of their DNA since they were established in 1969, in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
This Natural Yellow Bourbon comes from the region of Serra de Mantiqueira on Fazenda Rio Verde and has a punchy taste profile with unique characteristics resembling yellow fruits. Natural Cherry processing and patio pre-dried for 31 hours prior to ~5 day slow drying cycle in vertical driers. This coffee is stored immediately in GrainPro to maintain freshness.
- Company: Ipanema Coffee
- Farm: Fazenda Rio Verde
- Region: Serra da Mantiqueira
- Sun facing: East
- Variety: Yellow Bourbon
- Harvest Method: Selective hand picking
- Processing Method: Natural
- Drying Method: 31 hours patio then 32 hours vertical dryer
- Total parcel land: 1.82 hectare
Cup Characteristics: Mango, papaya, raspberry. Malty. Very sweet and fruity with lots of silky body.
Roasting Notes: Complete the roast before the second crack gets too much under way and extend development time between first and second crack to preserve sweet fruity notes.
Brazil coffee facts:
Population (2006): 188 million people
Coffee Production: 44 million bags (60 kg)
Country bag capacity: 132 pounds - 60 kg
Domestic Consumption: 17 million bags
Coffee Export: 27 million bags
Cultivated Area: 2.83 million hectares (over 7 million acres)
Arabica Introduced: Early 18th century via French Guyana
Specialty Coffee Regions: Parana, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio De Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Bahia, Pernambuco.
Grades: AA Plus, AA, peaberry
Botanical Varietals: Bourbon, typical, caturra, mondo novo, catuai, maragogype.
Brazil is the world's largest coffee producer, offering a wide variety of taste profiles.