Brazil | Ipanema B23 Red Fruit

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Region: Sul de Minas, Minas Gerais
Altitude: 1,157 - 1,300 metres above sea level
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Process: Natural
Producer: Gomes Fernandes Family
Awards: #15, Cup of Excellence 2018

A great pairing with milk, the B23 Red Fruit edition is creamy and sweet, with notes of sticky caramel and prune.  

Recommended for espresso machine and stovetop.

Origin Story
This micro-lot was grown by the Gomes Fernandes family on their farm, Fazenda Rio Verde located in the Mantiqueira mountains in South-eastern Brazil.

Fazenda Rio Verde is a true fauna and flora sanctuary with its 773 hectares covered by natural forests, waterfalls, springs and a complex ecosystem that represent the lush beauty of the Mantiqueira mountains. Cultivation of coffee in this area can be traced back to 1887 when the first coffee plantation was established. Over the years, the farm (the oldest of three farms under the Ipanema Coffees group) has been leading innovation and sustainability efforts, embracing advanced technology and equipment to improve coffee production.

Lot B23 is part of the Premier Cru program where the highest altitude lots produced on the farm are hand-picked and separately processed lot-by-lot. The farm is divided into 69 individual plots (known as 'Glebes'), and the best 35 Glebes were selected for the harvest. These lots were harvested and processed as unique lots which are identified by a code (e.g. B23, in this case). The letter B refers to the coffee variety (Yellow Bourbon) and the number (23) refers to one of the 35 Glebes.

This 100% Yellow Bourbon lot was selectively hand-harvested and then processed using the Natural Process method. After harvest, the cherries were dried on conventional patios for 20 hours and in vertical dryers for an additional 132 hours.