• Brazil
  • July - September

Brazil Jazblu Peaberry NY 2/3 Scr 10/11 2024

SKU: GEN24BRC
$3.89/lb$252.85/65lb box
  • Flavor: Dark Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Black Currant, Molasses
  • Body: Medium
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Process: Washed
  • Moisture: 10.30%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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Cup Score: 83.5
Cupping Date: Nov '23

Coffee from Planalto in Bahia

The Planalto region is known for its fully washed coffee processed in fermentation tanks. This carefully controlled method, combined with a unique terroir and refined post-harvest practices, results in a remarkable sensory experience.

 

Planalto is a large plateau in the middle of the Caatinga, one of the driest biomes in northern Brazil. The first coffee estates here were founded in the 1970s by migrants from the south. Since then, coffee has become a central part of the region’s economy.

 

The high altitude and unique weather patterns here impact coffee tree behavior, productive cycle, and the harvest and post-harvest processes. Harvest begins later than other regions, because it rains more in Planalto. The moist environment gives way to multiple flowerings and results in uneven maturation. This generally requires selective harvesting by hand – an uncommon approach in Brazil due to the sheer scale of most coffee estates.

 

Peaberry Coffee from Brazil

Jazblu Peaberry is a selection of 10/11 screen size coffees from Planalto. Ripe yellow and red catuai cherries were handpicked during the day and taken to a washing station, where they were pulped and left to rest in fermentation tanks (locally known as degomagem tanks) for 12-15 hours, then sundried the following morning.

 

Peaberry coffee is a result of a genetic mutation where only one seed develops inside a coffee cherry instead of two. Peaberries are usually smaller, denser, and rounder than regular coffee beans. Around 1 in 9 coffee cherries result in a peaberry; it takes patience to sort these out from the rest of the beans.

 

Brazil NY 2/3 Quality Grade

This coffee is NY 2/3, a quality designation that assures no more than 8-12 visible defects in a 300-gram sample. This small number of defects should ensure little to no impact on the cup quality and flavor.

 

Brazilian Coffee

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, Brazil 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.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Planalto da Bahia

Altitude 950

PRODUCER:

Various smallholders

VARIETY:

Yellow and Red Catuai

PROCESSING:

Washed

HARVEST TIME:

July - September