Brazil Fazenda Rainha Yellow Bourbon Pupled Natural (200g)
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Altitude: 1200-1400 masl
Process: Pulped Natural
Roast: Full City
Tasting Notes: Sweet, walnut, toffee; big body and muted acidity
Fazenda Rainha (Queen Farm) in situated in the Alto Moggiana region of Sao Paulo state in Brazil. It is located exactly on Minas Gerais state line and has characteristics from the mountainous areas of Mogiana and from Sul de Minas. Owned by the Carvalho Dias family since 1890 and with a total area of 480 hectares, Fazenda Rainha has a coffee plantation area of 190 hectares. On this farm everything is done manually since its topography does not allow any kind of mechanization.
The altitude is between 1200m and 1400m and the precipitation is between 1800 and 2000mm per year with an average temperature of 19C. Ideal conditions for coffee. The Yellow Bourbon is their flagship varietal. In the region there are bourbon trees that are107 years old. The beans are harvested on a sheet and prepared by the ‘pulped natural’ process that separates the greens. After harvest the beans receive the maximum attention possible so as not to lose any of the body and cup qualities that the region is known for.
A well known coffee producer in the country, they were a finalist in the Cup of Excellence competition in 2000, 2001, 2005-2011, placed in the Top 10 in most years and took the #1 place in 2011.