Bailies - Brazil - Direct Trade

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Origin

Sao Silvestre farm in the Serra do Salitre region of Brazil

Variety

Yellow Icatu & Catuai

Processing

Natural

Altitude

1100 - 1200 masl

Roast Profile

Espresso

Bailies Coffee

Notes of Hazelnut, Strawberry & Overripe Grape

Coffee Facts

This is Bailies third season receiving the Sao Silvestre crop, they feel very fortunate to have built such strong relations with Ismael & Eduardo and the working relationship continues to see progress year on year.

With over 100 years experience in producing the finest coffee in Brazil, the Andrade family started Sao Silvestre in the mid 1990s. In the past couple of years, the family's drive to improve their produce lead them to build raised processing beds for drying. This step to increase quality has been successful, and was confirmed by their results in both Cup of Excellence and Regiao do Cerrado competitions.

The cherries are collected with the help of mechanical harvesters and brought to the farm. They are carefully selected and graded, all impurities are removed and the cherries are pulped. Sticky parchment beans with the mucilage still attached are then spread out onto raised beds where they are slowly dried over the course of 2 weeks. During this time they are turned multiple times a day and further manual selection is taken place. When the beans are dried the parchment is removed at the on-farm dry mill.