Limited Release - Small Batch Coffee
Varietal: Yellow Catuai
Altitude: 1,050 to 1,200 masl
Tasting Notes: Caramel, Milk Chocolate, Snickers
Roast Level: Light to Medium
*1kg bags only available as whole beans*
Marcio & Heitor quickly made a name for themselves at Fazenda Cetec with their sugar cane anaerobic fermentation process. A result of multiple years of experimenting and tracking each variable to its correspondent consequence. This year, the team at Cetec have instead used the same sugarcane from their neighbours that has been fermented into Cachaca (Brazillian rum!), to use in their fermentation of the coffee cherries.
Fazenda CETEC is a quirky-named and high-quality-focused coffee farm in the heart of Brazil's main coffee production state, Minas Gerias. CETEC stands for 'Center of Technology of the City of Lavras' which stands as a legacy to a technical school Heitor started with his late brother Izonel Junior a decade ago. The brothers turned to coffee farming at the same time and decided to apply a technical innovative approach to coffee processing to mirror the school. This way of farming has reaped benefits and CETEC has a reputation for accessible, full-flavoured, high-quality coffee.
Careful process control and innovation have set the foundations for the flavour profile of this micro-lot. To build ripe fruit like flavours after harvesting the brothers reduced the available oxygen in the pile of harvested coffee and held it in this condition for three days, monitoring pH carefully. Drying then took place in a drying system designed on CETEC where the fruit can dry in a more controlled and gentler environment.