Fazenda Esperança 250g
Fazenda Esperança has been a component in our espresso blend over the past couple of months. It’s a coffee we’ve been enjoying in our regular cupping sessions, so much so that we decided to make it available as a single origin filter coffee.
Fazenda Esperança is located high in the hills of Minas Gerais – one of Brazil’s premier coffee producing regions, and was first planted under coffee in 1977 by Francisco Sebastiao Ferreira.
In 1982, Francisco and his wife decided it was time to divide the large farm between their five children. However, after doing so, the youngest of the brood decided that he wanted to farm coffee full time. He gradually purchased all the parcels that had been gifted to his brothers and, today, has managed to put Fazenda Esperança ‘back together again.’
This coffee is a natural processed coffee. The coffee cherries are laid out in the sun over a period of time and once dried, the beans are removed by dry milling. This method of processing allows more of the character of the cherry to influence the final cup.
This coffee has a mellow acidity with distinctive flavours of peanut and sesame. This is coupled with a caramelised sweetness and lingering praline finish.
Farm: Fazenda Esperança
Varietal(s): Red Catuai, Red Catucai, Topázio & Catiguá
Altitude: 1,226 metres above sea level
Owner: Fabio Ferreira Silva
Town: Campos Altos
Region: Cerrado Mineiro
Total size of farm: 273 hectares
Area under coffee: 116 hectares