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Brazil Rancho Sao Benedito Natural

Origin Brazil /

Altitude 1200masl /

Crop Year 2017 /

Varietal Yellow Bourbon /

Product Code 4875

About Brazil Rancho Sao Benedito Natural

Rancho Sao Benedito is located in the rolling mountains of South Minas just outside the small rural town of Carmo de Minas. The region has quite recently become renowned for its award winning quality, producing some of the finest lots Brazil has to offer. The farm as an average elevation of 1200 masl . The estate was found in 1954 and is now run by Marcio Heleo de Carcalho Junqueira, his three siblings and a team of 20 staff. Benedito has long been recognized for impeccable quality and has placed as a finalist in the Brazilian Cup of Excellence 7 times since 2002!

This particular lot is carefully processed on the farm’s excellent processing facilities without fermentation, a process coined as ‘Pulped-Natural’ processing. Here, the skin is removed from the cherry, leaving the fruity mucilage intact throughout the drying process. Machinery is eventually used to wash away the mucilage creating a sweet yet consistently clean and vibrant cup that’s difficult to achieve through traditional natural processing.

Rancho Sao Benedito is also very close to receiving Rainforest Alliance Certification for its commitment to diversified land-use and the preservation and restoration of native vegetation

About Brazil

Coffee was bought to Brazil in 1727 from French Guiana, by Captain- Lieutenant Francisco de Melo Palheta. Legend has it, that Francisco de Mello charmed the French governor’s wife and she buried coffee seeds in a bouquet of flowers and that is how the cultivation of coffee began.

Today, Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer and is becoming a major player in the specialty coffee industry.

Coffee farms in Brazil are run as small estates, called ‘Fazendas de Cafe’. The vast majority of coffee farms are found in the regions of Paraná, Espirito Santos, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia. Each of these growing regions, produce their own distinct coffees.

Brazil produces many varieties of coffee known as, Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, and Mundo Novo, and about 80% of coffee produced is Arabica. Coffee in Brazil is processed by the wet (washed), dry (natural), and semi-washed (pulped natural) methods.

Coffee in Brazil has generated wealth and stimulated the growth of all agricultural and industrial sectors. It has brought to Brazil many economic, social and political changes in all states, and continues today to be one of the most important products in Brazil.

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November 16, 2017

General Comments: Winey, ripe fruits & papaya notes with a mild orange acidity.