- May - September
Brazil Fazenda Esmeril Natural NY 2/3 16+ FC 2023
Brazilian Coffee | Fazenda Esmeril
As a first-generation coffee farmer, João Batista de Carvalho is determined to set up the next generation for success. Fazenda Esmeril. Joao’s 11-hectare farm in Cerrado Mineiro, is devoted to providing a sustainable future for his family and coffee. With an additional lease of neighboring land, Joao’s estate now has 29 hectares of coffee planted. It will soon be fully productive when his sons, Guilherme and Diego, take over his legacy.
João has been investing in agricultural improvements little by little with his family. He prioritizes crop stewardship and efficient fertilization. The fertile volcanic soil and hot climate facilitate quality growth and optimal drying conditions for natural process coffee.
Cerrado Mineiro Coffee-Growing Region
Cerrado Mineiro, or Cerrado de Minas, is the only region with Designation of Origin status. At an altitude of 800 to 1,300masl, the region enjoys temperatures ranging from 65 to 73ºF. Medium- to large-size farms are located throughout 55 municipalities, some with a few hundred acres all the way to large estates.
Natural “Dry” Process Coffee
It’s always sunny in Cerrado. With its ample sunlight Brazil often relies on the natural process to manage vast quantities of harvested cherries. The pre-drying process occurs under the sun for 2 to 7 days or more (farmers favor full sun-dried coffee processing whenever possible) and is finalized in mechanical driers, followed by 30 days of resting in wood boxes to homogenize the dry coffee.
Brazil Coffee Quality | NY 2/3 16+ FC
This coffee has the designation: NY 2/3. This quality standard assures no more than 8-12 visible defects in a 300-gram sample, which should minimize any negative impact on the cup quality. The coffee beans were also sorted through standardized screens to retain green coffee beans of size 16 or higher. Fine cup (FC) signifies a Specialty grade of 80 or above.
It’s hard to summarize a coffee origin like Brazil. The USDA forecasts Brazilian coffee production to be ~66.4 million 60-kg bags for the 23/24 coffee crop year. This staggering volume ensures that 1 in 3 cups of coffee are from Brazil.
Since the 1800s, Brazilian coffee has dominated the coffee trade. Brazil has been a top producer of both Arabica and Robusta coffee, with an immense range of flavor profiles and processing methods. Read more in the Brazil Green Coffee Origin Report.
Region Patrocinio, Cerrado Mineiro
Fazenda Esmiril, Joao Batista de Carvalho
May - September