||Brazil Carmo Estate Yellow Bourbon Pulped Natural 2013
The Junquiera family starting growing coffee on the highlands of southern Minas Gerais 150 years ago. The current owner, Tulio Junquiera, who is from the fifth generation of the family, has combined tradition with innovation to make Carmo Estate a sustainable farm dedicated to the production of specialty coffees. Tulio is also a former president of the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA).
Carmo Estate’s mission is to produce exceptional coffees while providing its employees with a good quality of life and respecting the environment. The farm is located near the town of Heliodora, in the southern state of Minas Gerais, a stunning region with mountainous terrain, mineral water springs and ideal conditions to grow specialty coffees. Carmo Estate has 220 hectares (545 acres) of land dedicated to the coffee varieties Mundo Novo, Catuaí, Catucaí, Bourbon, Acaiá and Icatú. The owners’ personal attention, the agronomists’ specialist supervision and the fertile soil contribute to an average yield of 40 bags per hectare; more than twice the national average. Coffees from Carmo Estate are grown at altitudes ranging from 950 to 1,200m (3,100 to 3,900 feet).
The milling facilities at Carmo Estate were developed specially for the production of high quality specialty naturals and pulped naturals. The spacious drying patios are complemented by mechanical dryers, used when weather conditons are not favourable. The estate stores all of its coffee in wooden silos and has its own warehouse.
Carmo Estate is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and partners. Healthcare, on-site schooling for children, programmes to encourage workers to build their own housing, adult education projects and the importance of environmental preservation are hallmarks of the Estate. The farm also runs an innovative profit-sharing programme, in which employees are invited to become partners in Carmo Estate and thus become entitled to a share of the profits earned from the sale its coffee.
This coffee is thick gooey toffee sticky mouthfeel, a perfect example of an amazing Brazil processed very well in a traditional pulped natural way. Toffee toffee toffee.
Coffee: Carmo Estate Bourbon Pulped Natural
Farm: Carmo Estate
Altitude: 950 to 1,200m
Processing: Pulped Natural
Owner: Túlio Henrique Rennó Junqueira
Region: Minas Gerais
Best medium to medium dark.
"Quick Look" Guide:
Toffee, toffee, toffee, sticky mouthfeel.
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