This coffee comes to us from Fazenda Progresso in Brazil. We were lucky enough to spend time on the farm last year, tasting coffees from many different plots. We were impressed with how clean and sweet all the coffees were, and with the diversity of the coffees on offer.
This micro lot comes from the first day’s picking of a small plot called San José. The coffee was picked by a select group of employees, who are recognised and rewarded for their skill at picking cherries at peak ripeness. The cherries were transported from the field to the mill in perforated plastic boxes, which facilitate the passage of air over the coffee and prevent overheating.
The San José was processed via the pulped natural method: the cherries’ skin and fruit were removed, and the sticky, parchment-covered beans were dried carefully on raised beds in a purpose-built greenhouse.
We fell in love with this coffee when we first tasted it and we feel fortunate to have it at Market Lane, as it was almost used as the farm’s entry to the Cup of Excellence competition. We’re thrilled that we managed to nab it, and we think you’ll love it, too!