Single Origin Brazil Minasul Bourbon (200g Roasted Coffee Beans)
This naturally processed yellow bourbon variety is sourced from the sub-region of Sul de Minas in Minas Gerais. With its long history of coffee product, Minas Gerais in Brazil is well-known as one of the major coffee producing regions in the world.
Region : Sul de Minas
Process : Natural
Elevation : 1,000 - 1,300 meters above sea level
Grade : Specialty
Varietal : Yellow Bourbon
Acidity : Low
Black: Roasted brazil nuts, honey, red apple acidity
White: Roasted brazil nuts, caramel, dark chocolate
The region accounts for a good portion of the specialty coffee produced in Brazil due to its lush lands and relatively high elevation. The fertile soils, high elevation, and mild temperatures make Sul de Minas the perfect environment for Arabica coffee plants to thrive and flower.
The production from Periera’s generational coffee families, our long-term partners, make up this lot. The selectively picked ripe cherries are cleaned with water in the density sorter machine locally known as ‘lavador’, the process through which the floaters (floaters are lesser dense coffee beans and can be underripe, overripe or defective beans) are separated. The cherries are then sun dried on the patios and depending on the weather conditions, moved to mechanical dryers for optimal moisture level before stored in parchment and readied for export.
The collective regional selection was carefully chosen based on the unique flavour profile and the producers’ commitment to insuring the
region’s future that guarantees ecological harmony and sustainable livelihoods.
With climate change taking a toll, not only in Brazil but around the world, there is a looming threat of substantial coffee-growing land becoming unsuitable compromising the steady supply of such unique coffees, with claims that in Brazil’s Minas Gerais region the share of land suited for coffee could decline from 70–75% to 20–25%. The stakes are even higher for over 125 million people worldwide who depend on coffee for their livelihood most of which are smallholder farmers. This region was fortunate not to be greatly affected by the recent severe frost that damaged a number of farms in Brazil, although the crop failure experienced was a little greater than expected, putting pressure on the producers to mainly manage balancing farm expenses with the decrease in labor expenses since the harvest was smaller. In addition, these lots presented great quality in the cup, which positively translates in a reasonable price much deserved for the dedicated producers.