Origin Information

Grower
Fazenda Rainha
Variety
Yellow Bourbon
Region
São Sebastião da Grama, São Paulo, Brazil
Harvest
April – September
Altitude
1,150 - 1,350 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Pulped natural and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

Fazenda Rainha is a coffee estate located near the municipality of São Sebastião da Grama, within the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Much of the 2500-acre estate is naturally preserved, with less than 700 acres in use for coffee production, which includes the long revered yellow bourbon (some producing for more than 50 years) that has been grown on the estate since it was established in 1890. Management of Fazenda Rainha has been passed down to José Renato Gonçalves Dias who draws his passion for coffee all the way back to his great grandparents who worked the same land. As a trained agronomist, Jose has matched his inherited passion with academic knowledge focused on creating biodiverse environments full of microorganisms and beneficial insects that support a healthy coffee crop. After being harvest, coffee is dried on patios for a minimum of 30 days and then preserved in wooden silos until the coffee is ready to be milled and exported. The results are undisputable as coffee from Fazenda Rainha has frequently been selected as one of the top coffees in the Cup of the Excellence competition in Brazil. Jose also ensures that the people at Fazenda Rainha who work year-round have onsite housing, healthcare and a technical institute where their children have access to a topnotch education.