One of the most interesting developments in coffee is the increasing number of farms who are producing micro-lots that particularly target specialty coffee drinkers. Fazenda Rio Verde has been producing coffee since the 1880s but did not develop their Premier Cru range until 2018.
These coffees are a selection of very small, hand-crafted lots from the highest altitudes of the farm. This particular lot is Ipanema Premier Cru Aura Magna B70 Apricot Gold which has floral tones in the cup with flavors of Apricot.
Every micro lot is categorized into one of the three edition groups, revealing the complexity of the taste and its rarity. Ipanema’s coffee specialist team scores the lots into Black, Gold and Blue Edition grades. The coffee’s final name reflects the year’s ‘brand’, the ‘glebe’ from which it was harvested, and the dominant cupping note identified by the quality control team.
This 100% Yellow Bourbon lot was harvested from Glebe B70. The coffee was selectively hand-harvested and then processed using the Natural method. After harvest, the cherries were dried on conventional patios for 15 hours and in vertical dryers for an additional 118 hours.