Brazil Fazenda Cerca de Pedra 2009-2010


Bean name Brazil Fazenda Cerca de Pedra 2009-2010
Country Brazil
Region Chapada Diamantina, Bahia
Other info Catuai


This year, I have set myself three goals. One of them is to do more direct trade in exclusive coffees from producers with whom we create and maintain a relationship. With that in mind, this coffee is one of the first of a flurry from my trip to Brazil last November. So a direct trade (tick) and an exclusive for the UK (tick).

João Florentino Barbosa is a part-time public servant working for the cattle vaccine administration program. Being so busy during the normal working day, João has to undertake his farm tasks in the afternoon and weekends all by himself. The farm is adjacent to the limits of Piatã, a small village in the Chapada Diamantina Regioin. João has a small pulping machine that is man-powered and which only recently got an adapted electric motor.

Cerca de Pedra, means stone fence. The name comes from the 'garimpo' (illegal diamond diggers) in the late 1700s and early-mid 1800s era of diamond mining in the Chapada, when they literally used fences made of stones to delimit each exploration area.

the farm is just below that of Michel Freitas of Fazenda Divino Espírito Santo, but in the cup there are some differences.

In the cup expect a much brighter cup than you would normally get from a Brazil. Refreshing, clean, with a bright citrus acidity followed by a brown burnt sugar sweetness. Another interesting Brazillianl that works super well in espresso.

Farm: Fazenda Cerca de Pedra
Farmer: João Florentino Barbosa
City: Piatã
Region: Bahia
Country: Brazil
Production:80 Bags a year
Altitude: 1200masl
Varietal: Catuaí
Processing System: Pulped Natural

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 6/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 6/8
Correction +36
Total 87

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