Raspberries and cream with toffee milk chocolate supreme.
Producer: Premier Cru
Region: Serra de Mantiqueira Mountains
Soils: Predominately clay
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Process: Natural Cherry Process
Farm size: 1240 Hectares
Premier Cru, who are the producers of this amazing B23 Sugarcane coffee, have created a state-of-the-art coffee mill and processing plant and are devoted to producing the highest quality and scoring coffees in Brasil. They have spent years perfecting their picking, processing and drying process, in order to get the best quality cup of coffee. They have some of the most sophisticated processing methods in Brazil, and their coffees hold many awards and accolades. Their experiments revealed that drying coffee at lower temperatures and higher air volume ensures better quality results for their customers
Located in the heart of the Mantiqueira mountain range, Fazenda Rio Verde has been in existence for over 100 years. The farm is surrounded by virgin forest which has many waterfalls and beautiful hiking trails. It is a true natural sanctuary, where coffee occupies just over 40 percent of the total area.
The soil is predominantly clay on a red mineral volcanic base, rich in decomposable material. On the mountain slopes, the diversity of vegetation has given these soils an unequaled richness in terms of nutrients and organic material.
The Mantiqueira mountain range has its own microclimate with mild temperatures, which range from 18 to 23 degrees Celsius, and an annual rainfall higher than 1,600 millimeters. During winter, the temperature occasionally falls below freezing in low-lying areas. Fazenda Rio Verde has the most rugged terrain amongst the three farms that Ipanema Coffee own. Ranging from 800 to 1,350 meters in altitude, almost all the farm's harvest operations must be conducted by hand due to the topography of the land.
Irrigation and Sunlight
Another characteristic of this uneven topography is the different amounts of sunlight that each area of the farm receives - this also creates a large number of 'terroirs' which create cup characteristics that are completely different from one another, depending on which area of the farm the particular lot was harvested from. The rugged terrain of Fazenda Rio Verde prevents the use of irrigation, however, the rainfall regime is highest amongst all of Ipanema's farms. The cultivars produced at Fazenda Rio Verde range from Acaia, Mundo Novo, Red Rubi as well as the exceptional Yellow Bourbon, Yellow Catuai and Yellow Icatu.
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- Espresso dose: 20 grams
- Extraction: 38 grams
- Time: 30 Seconds
- Temp: 93 degrees
- Filter Coffee-to-water ratio: 1:16 or 1:17
- We recommend this one as a filter coffee or a short or long black