Price $3.23 per pound
Bag Weight 130.27 lbs
Flavor Profile Honeydew melon, apricot, brown sugar, floral, peanut butter, milk chocolate
Pedra Branca coffee mill
Pedralva municipality, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Honey processed, depulped and immediately dried on raised screens in the sun
May - September
Minas Gerais is the largest of the three major Brazilian growing regions with six micro-regions, which account for 50 percent of Brazil’s production. From this volume of coffee, we have plucked a special treat traceable to the Carmo micro region, which is known for its rolling hills and uneven terrain lending to farms that are small to medium in size. This lot comes from several small farms that deliver cherries to the Carmo Coffee's mill called Pedra Branca. Carmo Coffee is an export company, but running its own mill provides an opportunity to perfect processing innovations and offers producers a benefit of consistent processing options without having to invest in their own equipment.
While producers focus on creating farm management innovations, the post harvest processing is taken care of at the Pedra Branca mill, where there is decades of processing knowhow. Selectively picked cherries are delivered to the mill where this yellow catucai was washed and floated to remove damaged and less dense seeds, then sealed in airtight barrels and macerated for 24 hours before the drying process begins. coffee is gently dried on raised beds to reduce moisture to 11 percent and then carefully stored until it is time for milling and export.
Carmo Coffee helps with many of the logistics of selling to the international market, like warehousing and preparing coffee for export. Carmo Coffee also takes on a role to have a social impact with a program called Cria Carmo, which funds educational opportunities for children between 7 and 17 years old in the Carmo region.