Brazil Fazenda Rainha Yellow Burbon
Fazenda Rainha is managed by José Renato G. Dias, an agricultural engineer with a specialisation in coffee production. The farm is comprised of 280 hectares of which 200 hectares are planted with mostly Yellow Bourbon, some Icatu, Yellow Catuaí, Mundo Novo, and Acaiá. It is BSCA and Utz certified.
Coffee is processed at peak ripeness with handheld mechanical picking equipment over a cloth to avoid contract with the ground. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is pulped and spread on courtyards for drying. The coffee is dried slowly in the sun until reaching 11% humidity. After drying, the coffee is conditioned in wooden granaries.
All of Fazenda Rainha’s employees reside on the farm and they are provided with health plans and unlimited hospital care. There is a school onsite for the workers’ children called the Pedro Roza IT School.
Fazenda Rainha has been a finalist in Cup of Excellence Brazil in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and was awarded first place in the 2011.
Amidst the unbelieveable landcape at Fazenda Rainha is a chapel designed by the renouned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemayer, and built by Fazenda Rainha’s workers. The Chapel was one of Niemayer’s last projects before he passed, just before turning 105 years old in December of 2012.
Peanut, caramel, grape & creamy body. Goes down very easily!
Subtle hints of acidity, floral notes with plenty of sweetness balanced with a very smooth malty chocolate tone. Medium bodied, smooth, rich and very clean.
A clean, sweet, multi-layered coffee with hints of nectarine, apricot, melon, and jasmine.
Deep chocolate, caramel and praline notes with intense sweetness.
Milk chocolate, hints of cherry.
Notes of maple syrup, molasses and a slightly bitter aftertaste of dark chocolate.