Brazil l Fazenda California l Mundo Novo l Pulped Natural
Farm: Fazenda California
Town / City: Jacarezinho
Producer: Luiz Rodrigues
Region/ Town : Norte Pioneiro do Paraná
Varietal: 100% Mundo Novo
Processed: Pulped Natural
Altitude: 800+ metres above sea level
Overall: Walnut, Chocolate & Hazelnut
Natural Suitable for: Filter, Cold Brew, Espresso
We bought this coffee directly from Mercanta who brings in the best Brazil beans every year. The farm, for the past three years, has been 100% mechanically harvested, though Luis’s innovations have enabled them to do a special ‘selective’ process that ensures only the ripest cherries are picked per pass. The farm currently performs four processes: fully washed (somewhat unusual in Brazil), black and yellow honey, and natural. The process that is picked for each lot (usually about 30 bags in size) is often determined by the climatic conditions at the time – particularly drying conditions. The majority of coffee on the farm is wet processed, which lends itself better to the cool wet conditions of the region. Honey processing is reserved solely for long periods of sunny, warmer weather.
Pulped Natural lots, such as this 100% Mondo Novo lot, are one of the more common methods that the farm uses. After being harvested the coffee is washed, then pulped and put through a demucilager to remove all traces of mucilage. The resulting parchment coffee is laid to dry on the farm’s extensive patios for 2 to 4 days. After this, the coffee is moved to mechanical driers, where it is dried at a slow, even 30 to 40 degrees Celsius for 24 to 36 hours. The coffee is then moved to rest in ‘tulhas’ (open topped wooden boxes) to rest for 7 to 10 days. After this, the coffee is again returned to the guardiolas for 24 to 48 hours until it reaches 11% humidity. Finally, the coffee is returned to the tulhas to rest until it is ready for dry milling and export.
After roasting and cupping samples after samples, we decided that this coffee suits local taste more.
In addition to coffee and quality, Fazenda California is fully committed to social sustainability and has invested in school programs and church renovation for the workers on the farm.
We truly love this coffee so much that we experiment it on cold brew, filter and espresso, the results turns out amazing. This coffee will remain roasted as filter roast profile as it will bring out the best profile for this coffee.