Arriving late November - early December 2021.
Forward has purchased 30 x 24kg boxes of Daterra Farms Sweet Yellow.
Daterra is one of the most sophisticated coffee operations we've ever had the pleasure of visiting. It is located near the city of Patrocinio, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. This is the classic and famed Cerrado region of Brazil, where the fertile land is flat and ideal for coffee growing.
Daterra's beautiful coffee-producing systems have turned the farm into an intensive network of lots, all monitored individually. Many have automated irrigation systems to ensure ideal nutrients and water make it to the plants themselves.
When it comes time to harvest, Daterra will send members of the team to different lots to evaluate the cherry and will harvest small batches to strategize on when to harvest each individual varietal and ensure peak timing. The quality team will then make decisions on how to utilize each of these coffees and where on the menu they will be used.
The Daterra menu is vast, with three tiers of offerings available, of which Forward Coffee is proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributor. The three tiers are Masterpieces, Collections and Classics.
Masterpieces are exotic, experimental, and one-of-a-kind. Packed solely in patented Penta boxes (24.2kg vacuum-sealed).
Collections are high-end consistent coffees the quality team deems 86 - 89 points, packed solely in patented Penta boxes (24.2kg vacuum-sealed).
Classics are coffees that best depict the Cerrado region with quality scores between 80 - 86. These are consistent, value offerings available in 60kg bags.
Sweet Yellow is a coffee brand that's described as having yellow fruit qualities and a citric acidity, backed up with notes of toffee, milk chocolate, malt and caramelized sugar.
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $6.97 USD FOB
Total kilos purchased: 726kg (30 x 24.2kg PentaBox)
Harvest date: July 2021
Drying temperature: 22°C Max. - 8°C Min.
Altitude: 1150 masl
Region: Cerrado, Brazil