Limited Edition | Winter Special

Produced by Casa Almeida Barreto

Region: Minas Gerais
Farm: Fazenda Araucária
Variety: Arara
Process: Golden Honey
Cup score: 86.75

Marzipan / Cherries / Fruit Cake / Fruity & Sweet

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Fazenda Araucária

Fazenda Araucária is located in Albertina, in the South of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The farm is at 1200-1300 masl, which is a quite elevated altitude for Brazilian farms. Such high altitude and sub‐tropical mountain climate contribute to the perfect maturation of coffee beans. During the harvest period (June to September), there is almost no rain. The days are warm and sunny, and the nights are cold, with an average 15 Celsius degrees temperature range.

Such wide thermal amplitude allows the plants to fully photosynthesize and produce their sugars during the day, while lowering their metabolism in order to allow the sugars and acids to properly mature and combine at night, creating a flavorful fruit.

One fun fact, this farm also grows grapes for making wine. The Farm is run by Gabriel Barreto, who is finishing his enology masters with the aim of also making the best wines in Brazil.

Variety

The Arara variety is a natural cross between Obatã and Yellow Catuai, discovered in the 1980s in Brazil, but been commercially available and planted in the last decade or so. It is a variety that can only be found in Brazil.

The decision to plant it is due to the fact that the trees have an excellent and more exotic cup profile, while remaining productive and resistant to both drought and leaf rust. Since it is a late ripening variety, we planted it on our north facing slopes with lower altitude (which, in Brazil, means getting more sun), thus ensuring the perfect maturation of  the coffee cherries

Processing

Gold Honey – the coffees are pulped removing the skin of the coffee cherries, but left with all the mucilage for drying. Dried uncovered under sunny dry days in the patio for a week, the fruit releases a sticky juice (thus the name honey for this processing method) and later the drying process is finished in a mechanical dryer for 24 hours at 30ºC

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Weight

1kg, 500g, 250g

Grind by Brewing Method

Whole Bean, French Press, Chemex, V60, AeroPress, Brew in Cup, Moka