Brazil, Fazenda Nunes

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This is a naturally processed, Brazilian coffee giving a deep nutty, chocolatey flavour. A great all round coffee.

Cupping score of 84

 


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Description

Fazenda Nunes Natural IMPACT

Recently, Gabriel Nunes his father, Osmar Junior, saw the changing market and shifted their coffee production from bulk commercial cultivation to more quality-focused specialty production. The natural extension of this focus is attaining Sucafina’s IMPACT verification.

About this coffee

Osmar Pereira Nunes, the patriarch of the Nunes family, began the family tradition of farming with cattle raising. In 1984, Osmar’s son, Osmar Junior, planted 10 hectares of coffee on their Cerrado Mineiro farm. The next year, he planted another 7 hectares and continued expanding his coffee farm year after year for over 30 years. He says “There isn’t greater fulfillment for the producer than arrive at the farm and smell the flowering coffee.”

Today, the third generation of Nunes men operates the farm. Gabriel, the son of Osmar Junior, is an agronomist who applies his knowledge of coffee farming to the family business.

Recently, Gabriel and Osmar Junior saw the changing market and shifted their coffee production from bulk commercial cultivation to more quality-focused specialty production. “Today it is necessary to balance the social, environmental and financial pillars of a farm for the business to thrive. Planting nowadays is about ensuring quality, making the correct soil management in order to reduce the use of inputs, having environmental awareness and understanding what the market seeks in the harvest,” Gabriel says.

The natural extension of this focus is attaining Sucafina’s IMPACT verification. The IMPACT program ensures that coffee is produced in accordance with specific social and environmental standards. The Nunes family got their IMPACT verification as a way to confirm that their coffee is produced in socially and environmentally friendly ways and to reach new markets for sustainable coffees.

To ensure high quality and strong yields, the Nunes family replants approximately 10 to 15% of their trees each year.

Coffee grade: Scr. 16
Farm/Coop/Station: Fazenda Freitas, Fazenda Bom Jardim & Fazenda Claudio
Varietal: Acaia, Arara, Bourbon, Catuai, Geisha, Mundo Novo, Topázio
Processing: Natural
Altitude: 900 to 1,000 meters above sea level
Owner: Freitas family
Subregion/Town: Patrocínio
Region: Cerrado Mineiro
Area Under Coffer: 304 hectares
Harvest Months: Sul de Minas: April – September | Cerrado Mineiro: May – September | Mogiana: April – September | Matas de Minas: April -September

Most Brazilian coffee is grown on huge farms, built and equipped for mechanical harvesting and processing, maximizing productivity. The relatively flat landscape across many of Brazil’s coffee regions combined with high minimum wages has led most farms to opt for this type of mechanical harvesting over selective hand-picking.
In the past, this mechanization meant that strip-picking was the norm; however, today’s mechanical harvesters are increasingly sensitive, meaning that farms can harvest only fully ripe cherries at each pass, which is good news for speciality-oriented producers.
In many cases and on less level sections of farms, a mixed form of ‘manual mechanized’ harvesting may be used, where ripe coffee is picked using a derricadeira – a sort of mechanized rake that uses vibration to harvest ripe cherry. A tarp is spanned between coffee trees to capture the cherry as it falls.
With the aid of these newer, more selective technologies, there’s a growing number of farms who are increasingly concerned with – and able to deliver – cup quality.
This coffee has been selected based on its fruity profile. In most cases, Natural processing connotes such flavours; however, this coffee may have some Pulped Natural contributions as well. Natural lots will be dried on large patios under sun, while Pulped Natural will be pulped and then laid to dry on patios. In both cases, the coffee will be raked and turned regularly to ensure even drying and a clean cup profile.
Just under 40% of all coffee in the world is produced in Brazil – around 3.7 million metric tons annually. With so much coffee produced, it’s no wonder that the country produces a wide range of qualities. Brazil produces everything from natural Robusta, to the neutral and mild Santos screen 17/18, to the distinctive Rio Minas 17/18. In recent years, Brazilian producers have also begun investing more heavily in speciality coffee production.
Today, the most prolific coffee growing regions of Brazil are Espirito Santo, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia. Most Brazilian coffee is grown on large farms that are built and equipped for maximizing production output through mechanical harvesting and processing. The relatively flat landscape across many of Brazil’s coffee regions combined with high minimum wages has led most farms to opt for this type of mechanical harvesting over selective hand-picking.

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How to store coffee at home
To keep your coffee as fresh as possible, you need to protect your coffee from air, sunlight, heat, and moisture. These all will contribute to making it stale and lose flavour.

We suggest keeping your coffee in an airtight container, in a cool, dry cupboard. Our bags all have a de-gassing valve, to let out CO2 that the beans produce once roasted, it’s not just there to sniff the coffee, and a reusable ziplock. So if you don’t have a fancy coffee jar just push the air out the bag, zip the lock and give the bag another squeeze to get any remaining air out.

Do not store your coffee in the fridge. Roasted coffee absorbs moisture from the air (hygroscopic) and will also take up surrounding aromas. The aromas and moisture levels in the fridge will react with the coffee and delicate flavours will deteriorate.


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