This special micro lot comes from Fazenda Progresso in the Bahia region of Brazil. The Borré family has owned this farm since 1984 and began to focus on specialty coffee in 2005.
What we learnt when we visited the family is that when they decide to commit to something, they do it to the highest possible standard! From the start, they have consulted with world-renowned experts and invested in infrastructure that enables them to control coffee quality, from planting right through to export. The farm now has a dedicated quality control lab, with a specially trained team that tastes and assesses every lot of coffee produced.
Coffee covers 700 hectares of Fazenda Progresso, and grows 1,150 metres above sea level. At harvest time, the cherries are carefully hand picked and then processed using the pulped natural method: the skins of the cherries are removed and then dried in the sun with some of the fruit left on the seeds, which ultimately produces a fruitier flavour in the cup.
All the Borré family’s hard work and dedication is already paying off. In 2015, the family’s coffee won a place in the first Cup of Excellence competition they ever entered. An impressive achievement.
In the cup, this coffee has a heavy body with toasted hazelnut, plum and honey.