Location: Chapadas De Minas Gerais, Brazil
Altitude: 1,000-1,050 meters
Process: Full Natural
Following his father’s footsteps, producer Ricardo Tavares has dedicated his life to the coffee industry. As an innovator, he promotes and supports new coffee practices.
After visiting his farm, our distributer Jon told us that "Coffee is in this man's blood and one can see his passion within minutes of talking with him." Although he is mostly in with Brazil's larger farming models, he had worked over the last 5 years to bring a very boutique edge to some smaller lots, working with guys like top-end Panamanian farmer and processor Garciano Cruz to improve their smaller high-end lots.
Fazenda Primavera is located in the municipality of Angelândia, Minas Gerais. The farm altitude is between 1000 to 1050 meters above sea level, which promotes the cultivation of specialty coffee.
Furthermore, the climate also provides favorable conditions with average temperatures between 68 and 75 °F annually and precipitation of 3 to 4 ft. Fazenda Primavera has state of the art installations including a very large drying patio, 14 electric dryers, and equipment for processing fully washed coffees. The farm cultivates predominately Red and Yellow Catuaí (95%), but it is slowly introducing new varieties such as Novo Mundo. The farm certificates include Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Minas Coffee and Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association.
A wonderful lot and a great single origin drinker. Slow dried (rare for Brazil) to produce a nice fruitier cup of coffee at lighter roasts. Clean with just a hint of acidity and nice caramel chocolate-like tones. Good body, a cup anyone would love. Fairly mellow, smooth and sweet with some awesome complexities.
*excerpt from Jon Burman's website: http://www.burmancoffee.com/