Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira Canario pulped natural 2006-2007

Summary

Bean name Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira Canario pulped natural 2006-2007
Country Brazil
Region Minas Gerais
Other info Canario sub species of Bourbon Screen Dried

Description

Canario was the new varital sub species strain of Bourbon that debued last year, when we had 7 out of the eight bags produced. The UK barista champion had a lot to do with this bean, and this year he asked Gabriel the grower if it could be dried on his African reed beds this year, and all agreed this was a good idea.

The result of this is a cup that's a little clearer, a little sweeter, more defined.

Fazenda Cachoeira has been in the Carvalho Dias family since 1890 and recently celebrated its 106th crop. It is located in São Paolo State just 3 miles from the border with Minas Gerais State. It enjoys the typical characteristics of the mountainous Mogiana and Sul de Minas regions. Gabriel de Carvalho Dias is one of the leading Brazil's leading agronomists. His family owns several farms which border each other in this area.

With a total area of 417 hectares, Fazenda Cachoeira has a coffee plantation area of 165 hectares. On this farm everything is done manually since its topography does not allow any kind of mechanisation. The mill is located in the spa town of Poços de Caldas, 45 minuets from the farm.

The coffee is a mellow, creamy, full-bodied, hints of caramel and dark chocolate with remarkable balance. This is one of the finest coffees from Brazil this year, in fact one of the finest coffees in the world this year.



So for some farm infomation

Coffee: Fazenda Cachoeira Canario pulped natural

Farm: Fazenda Cachoeira

Varietal(s): 100% Canario

Processing: pulped natural

Altitude: 1,100-1,250 meter's above sea level

Temperature: 19ºC average annually

Rainfall: 1,800mm average annually

Crop year: 2005/2006

Owner: Lidolpho de Carvalho Dias & Family

City: São Sebastião da Grama (São Paolo)

Region: Mogiana

Country: Brazil

Certification: Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA)



Fazenda Cachoeira has been in the Carvalho Dias family since 1890 and recently celebrated its 106th crop. It is located in São Paolo State just 3 miles from the border with Minas Gerais State. It enjoys the typical characteristics of the mountainous Mogiana and Sul de Minas regions. Gabriel de Carvalho Dias is one of the leading Brazil's leading agronomists. His family owns several farms which border each other in this area.

With a total area of 417 hectares, Fazenda Cachoeira has a coffee plantation area of 165 hectares. On this farm everything is done manually since its topography does not allow any kind of mechanisation. The mill is located in the spa town of Poços de Caldas, 45 minuets from the farm.

Social and environmental sustainability is considered very important here. The farm has a programme of planting native species to maintain a better ecological balance. There is also a school, a club and an official size soccer field for the employee's benefit. There are 47 houses, all with modern facilities. The waste water is treated to avoid polluting the stream that runs across the farm. The farm has a small hydroelectric plant and only buys energy during the harvest.

This farm produces Bourbon coffees, famous for their exceptional quality. Some of the trees are as much as 107 years old. The beans are harvested on a sheet and prepared by the 'pulped natural' process that separates the greens. After harvest the beans receive the maximum attention possible so as not to lose any of the body and cup qualities that the region is known for.

In the cup expect a Mellow, creamy, full-bodied, hints of caramel and dark chocolate with remarkable balance. The big difference between the standard offering Cachoeira and the screen dried it has a crispness and cleanliness with just when you have reached a new high it continues into a wonderful after taste. This is one of the finest coffees from Brazil this year, in fact one of the finest coffees in the world this year.



Here are the awards over the past few years.

• 1st and 4th places in Illy Cafe Competition in 1999;

• 1st and 10th places in the "Cup of Excellence" Competition in 1999;

• 2nd and 4th places in the "Cup of Excellence" Competition in 2000;

• 3rd place in the "Cup of Excellence" Competition in 2001;

• 8th place in "Cup of Excellence" 2002

• 4th and 10 th place in "Cup of Excellence" 2003

• 1st, 9th and 11th place in "Cup of Excellence" 2004

• The only Brazilian Family awarded in the "Cup of Excellence" Competition for six years.

Cupping notes

Clean cup 8/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 8/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 8/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 8/8
Correction +36
Total 96

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