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Brazil Rio Brilhante


Golden Raisin. Pecan. Nougat.

Variety Catuai 99
Processing Natural Processed
Region Cerrado
Farm Fazenda Rio Brilhante
Altitude 1050masl
Roast Level Medium Roast
Quantity 200g

About this coffee :

Inacio originally named his farm Rio Brilhante, translating in English as ‘bright river’, to honour the clear crystal water that provides life to his farm. This lifeblood that Urban notes to be so important to Rio Brilhante success originates from ‘Guarani Aquifer’, the second largest underwater reservoir on the planet, partly located underneath the Cerrado region, but also stretching as far as Paraguay and Uruguay.

As well as the colossal 1600+ hectares dedicated to coffee, Urban also has a further 700+ hectares, where he grows a combination of cotton, soy, corn, tomato, beans and grazing pasture for cattle. Urban’s sons are now also involved in the running of the farm. Urban notes that family care helps to keep responsibility and innovation at the heart of best practices for Rio Brilhante. He also believes his sons’ passion, will help to honour Rio Brilhante’s existing 30-year history, for decades to come.

The farm’s cherries are picked when ripe and processed at facility, which includes pulping machinery, 6,000 square metres of drying patios, steam-heated dryers, 8 wooden bins for storage of coffee in parchment (‘pergamino’) and a dry mill.

For natural processed lots the ripe cherries are sorted and moved to the farm’s drying patios on the same day that they are picked. Single varietals, such as this 100% Icatu, are processed and stored separately in order to maintain their unique profiles.

This natural coffee is super juicy, with raisin sweetness, and finishes with hints of pecan & nougat toffee note that remind you that it's a Brazilian coffee. Perfect for a long black and makes a juicy espresso. 

Brewing Recipe : 

Brewing ratio 1 : 1.6
Ground coffee 18g
Espresso output 30g
Brew time 25-33 seconds
Brewing ratio 1 : 15
Ground coffee 18g
Total water 290ml
Water temperature 93ºc
Brew time 3 minutes
Roast Date 23rd of May

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