Brazil Fazenda Furnas - Anaerobic Fermentation
12 oz / 340g - Single Origin
Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Citrus Fruit, Toffee
Altitude: 945-1350 MASL
Process: Natural - Anaerobic Fermentation
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Region: Pedralva, Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais
This extremely limited time coffee is an absolute gem. This coffee combines the familiar chocolate flavours that Brazilian coffees are known for, with a funky kick of fruit.
Brazilian Naturals are picked either selectively by hand or strip-picked by hand or mechanically for more commercial quality. They are then typically spread to dry on patios or, in the production of some specialty coffees, dried on raised beds. Drying can take 20–25 days, depending on the weather.
It is important to note this coffee was intentionally processed utilizing anaerobic fermentation. In general, placing freshly-harvested cherries inside a sealed container or bag of some sort for a period of time will create a flavor impact. We find those anaerobically-fermented coffees often exhibit an increase in the intensity of fruit and acidity and a slight increase in the body. Nonetheless, the anaerobic fermentation process has a distinct impact on the outcome of the flavor profile.
Which grind should you choose?
Fine - Espresso machine, Moka Pot, Turkish Coffee
Medium - Standard Drip Machine, Aeropress
Coarse - French Press, Pour Over, Chemex, V60, Cold Brew
I absolutely love it. I have a few different beans that I swap in and out, and I keep coming back to this one. I'm new to the tasting notes, but I definitely pick up the chocolate on this one.
Excellent coffee! It was well received by those I made it for as well. I do wish it was a lighter roast but that is just my preferences for most coffee. 5 Stars for sure.