Rainha da Paz
Region: Patrocínio, Cerrado, Minas Gerais,
Producer: Roger e Marcello Montanari
Process: Pulped natural
Harvest: December – February
Certification: Rainforest Alliance
Notes: Cocoa, praline, velvety
Description: We are proud to partner with Falcon Specialty in sourcing this wonderfully rich Brazilian coffee. Gently roasted for espresso, this coffee has a bold, almost velvety body and is super sweet thanks in part to the pulped natural process. Rich notes of cocoa and nutty praline coated in luxurious caramel linger long in the finish. From espresso to filter, this wonderfully versatile coffee can be brewed across a range of brew methods, and can be enjoyed on its own or with milk.
Origin: Brazil produces more than a third of the world’s coffee, with over five million people in the country employed in the cultivation or harvesting of coffee cherries. Although yields vary from year-to-year, the country produces a staggering amount; approximately 50-60 million bags annually. Located in the state of Minas Gerais, the Cerrado Mineiro region was declared as the first ‘Denomination of Origin’ in Brazil, and is recognised as an area of high-quality coffee production.
Producer: Established in 2008, Fazenda Rainha da Paz (Queen of Peace) is a relatively new farm. Owned by the Montanari family, it is managed by fourth-generation farmers, brothers Roger and Marcello. Like many farms in the region of Cerrado, most of the tasks have been mechanised – particularly during the harvesting season. The Montanaris have angled their neat ‘hedgerows’ at 330º from north in order for the coffee shrubs to enjoy the longest hours of sunlight. Agricultural engineer, Marcello, explains: “Our focus has been to invest in quality and sustainability. We adopted modern farming methods, invested in machinery and training for our employees”. Another measure implemented on the farm is the recycling of water used in processing. After the de-pulping process, where the flesh of the coffee cherry is removed, the waste water is collected in tanks, and then used on the farm as a natural bio-fertilizer.
|Dimensions||45 × 160 × 230 cm|