Fazenda Primavera is the fulfillment of the dream of producer Ricardo Tavares, and is an example of the greatness of specialty coffee production in Brazil. Tavares converted the 980 hectares of land from traditional coffee production to specialty coffee, and added a state of the art drying patio, 14 electric dryers, and equipment for processing natural, pulped natural, honey and fully washed coffees.
Farm operations are focused on social and environmental sustainability - production techniques minimize environmental damage, they use a power plant to recycle water used in de-pulping to produce energy, and coffee pulp is composted and used as natural fertilizer.
Brazil is a known powerhouse producer and exporter of coffee - it is the largest producer of coffee in the world, and Brazilian coffees are an essential origin component and foundation for our blends (they create the creamy, rich notes characteristic of our coffees).
This Brazil Primavera Topazio Honey is a standout from the typical foundation Brazilian coffees we source - growing conditions, the coffee variety, processing method and exquisite taste are notable characteristics that make this coffee unique.
Fazenda Primavera is located in the Minas Gerais region, where the biomes of the Atlantic forest and the Cerrado (a vast tropical savannah) intersect. Elevation and climate provide some of the best growing conditions for coffee, with average temperatures between 20 and 24 degrees celsius.
The Topazio variety is a cross between Yellow Catuai and Mundo Novo. When ripe, the cherries resemble the deep yellow color of the gemstone Topaz.
The honey process does not involve honey, but gets its name from the sticky texture and golden amber color of the mucilage that is left on the seed to dry. The bean is separated from the cherry pulp without the use of water, leaving as much mucilage on the bean. This process increases the sweetness and complexity of the coffee.
In the cup, the Brazil Primavera Topazio Honey has notes of baking chocolate, grape and graham cracker, with a caramel like smoothness.
REGION: Chapada de Minas
STATE: Minas Gerais
PRODUCER: Ricardo Tavares
FARM: Fazenda Primavera
ELEVATION: 1050 MASL
ROAST LEVEL: Medium Light
CHARACTERISTICS: Baking Chocolate | Grape | Graham Cracker
RECOMMENDED BREW METHODS: Hario v60 | Chemex | Aeropress