Single Origin: Esperança, Brazil
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A Single Origin from Brazil
Fazenda Esperança is run by the infamous Bruno de Souza, a true pioneer of Brazilian specialty coffee and one of our transparent partners in coffee sourcing.
Each year Bruno sends us a selection of his most weird and wonderful coffees with our favoured Rubi variety arriving first in Peaberry form. - an innovator seeking to change the perception of Brazilian coffee production
Nougat, Apricot, Cocoa
Bruno de Souza is a fourth-generation coffee producer and follows in his father's footsteps in championing the potential of high-quality Brazilian coffees. Having founded a green coffee import business in the US he then returned to Brazil to share his knowledge with local producers. With his own farm as a model of excellence, Bruno is able to support other farmers with processing and export guidance as well as offering barista, sensory and Q grading courses. Over the past decade he has been moving towards a fully contained organic farm along with re-building his own processing mill.
Situated near Campos Altos in the Cerrado Mineiro region, Fazenda Esperança is seen as an industry innovator in pushing forward separation of specific varieties and improving processing standards. Natural process lots are constantly monitored and dried on patios over 18 days. To ensure even and stable moisture content these coffees are moved up to 10 times a day and then heaped overnight to regulate consistency. Even the varieties of coffee grown here are unique to Brazil with Topazio and Rubi developed by the Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC). These descend from Catuai and Mundo Novo bringing crisp sweetness, balance and a sustainable level of production.