Brazil Fazenda Recreio Yellow Bourbon Pupled Natural (200g)
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Altitude: 1100-1350 masl
Process: Pulped Natural
Roast: City+ to Full City
Tasting Notes: Sweet, walnut, medjool dates; rich, big body and muted acidity
Owned by the same family since 1890, Fazenda Recreio is one of Brazil’s most consistently excellent coffee farms. After 4 generations of managing the farm in his family, Diogo Machaedo is now in charge, and he plans to maintain the historic farms exceptional reputation as the world of Specialty Coffee continues to blossom.
Located in the city of São Sebastião da Grama, São Paulo, a region known as the Vale da Grama, Fazenda Recreio features excellent characteristics such as fertile soil, mild climate, elevation varying from 1000 to 1350 meters, good exposure to the sun, which make up the perfect environment for the development of coffee crops.
Concerned about the environment, the farm has an extensive area for environmental protection, with native vegetation and exuberant fauna and ora. Along the same lines, a program to reclaim the innumerous springs and riverbanks is being undertaken. Environmental conservation classes and ideas about sustainability are passed on to the collaborators and their families.
The harvest is done by hand over cloths, beings in the middle of May, when the fruit displays good maturation and a small percentage of green fruits. The farm processes the harvested coffees in two ways: the wet method, which is Pulped Naturals, and the dry method.
The farm currently produces 5,000 bags with 25% of it being high end specialty. Fazenda Recreio has won numerous awards throughout the years, including the COE in 2004 and a two-time champion of the São Paulo State Coffee Cup of Excellence (2005 and 2008)