This Brazil comes from Fazenda Ipanema, where the RFA, Rainforest Alliance, certification mandates sustainable ecological and economic improvements. The nature and layout of the Fazenda farm means the ripest of coffee cherry can be picked and sundried on the patios. The fruit dries and acts to enhance the flavor in the bean. Once dried, it is hulled and placed into wooden silos for the “reposo” or resting period. 45 days later, lot samples are taken and bags are filled for export. Arriving on the west coast, the coffee will be in a state of shock.
Café de los Muertos likes Brazil Ipanema Dulce for its “Dulce”, sweet, fruity character similar to a bing cherry with the mildest of acidity. You may also taste: orange blossoms, honey, orange citrus, raisin, dried cherry and chocolate. Brazil Fazenda Ipanema works well where smoothness is your goal. While we choose to roast this coffee for its flavor, its versatility is great.
|* The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land- use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.|