||Brazil Fazenda Sol Nascente Natural 2010-2011
||Catuaí Varietal, Natural Process
At the heart of our direct trade program is this coffee. The August 2010 trip to Bahia was to visit farms we already bought from but also to find some new producers to work with. This is one of the new farms we plan to work with long term.
After a visit to Sao Judas and a hearty Brazilian typical lunch, Michael suggested we visit a farm nearby run by his friend Aneilson Souza. Aneilson and his family have lived in Piata for many generations. Nicknamed (by just me) the "chicken farm" because there were chickens running amongst the coffee plants and because the name Sol Nascente was tough to remember.
The terroir of this farm is situated just a stones throw (50 meters maybe) from the Cup of Excellence winning farm from 2009. Care and attention from Aneilson is very evident. The plant stock of Catuaí is excellent, it's all a perfect recipe. The farm is a 100% family affair, everything is looked after by the immediate family, and extended family when needed. The humble facilities are pushed to the limits, and when needed the neighbours, Sao Judas, pitch in to help by lending their milling plant.
I am so excited about the potential of this farm now they can achieve a good price for their coffee (and we have paid a super price for this crop), with motivation, feedback from us all, and a market place to earn the rewards they deserve, I think it can get even better. We are buying the majority of this farm's coffee. We cupped the picking of each and every one of the 29 days, and were able to choose what we wanted from these and had it blended together. The rest of the rejected picking days were sent to the commodity market. I think this gave us the ability to make the cup even better and more balanced.
Similar to the pulped natural version In the cup expect chocolate, sweet, nutty, super smooth. Where this one differs is in its big body, much bolder and a wonderful dried fig aftertaste.
Farm: Fazenda Sol Nascente
Farmer: Aneilson Souza
Production:120 Bags a year
Processing System: Natural
Full time Employees: None, this farm is worked only by the family.
Seasonal Employees: None, extended family lends a hand when required.
Types of processing: Natural, Pulped Natural and Washed Process of this coffee: Natural and Pulped Natural
Size:Total of 9 ha and approximately planted 7 ha
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