Carmo de Minas
|Farm||Fazenda IP (Irmãs Pereira)|
Sweet, soft and creamy with toffee, caramel and citrus fruit flavors
Cupping Score 86
About this coffee:
Fazenda IP was first purchased in 1967, by Isidro Pereira, father of Luiz Paolo Dias Pereira. (Fazenda IP takes its name from Isidro's initials.) Luiz was pursuing an education in agriculture at the time the farm came into the family. After five years, he decided to join his father to expand production and assist with their continuous quality improvement.
In 1974, Luiz started expanding Fazenda IP: It now encompasses an area of 720 hectares which is a 500% growth over the farm's original size. This estate cultivates Yellow Catuai, Yellow Catucai, Acaia, and Yellow Bourbon. The coffee is processed using the ripest cherries that are cleaned and fermented anaerobically in sealed tanks and finally dried as naturals. Nestled outside the city of Carmo de Minas, this farm sits at a range of 950–1200 meters. The farms higher altitude favors a slow ripening of cherry and permits selective picking, which are decisive factors in producing coffees of exceptional quality.