Arriving late November - early December 2021.

Forward has purchased 50 x 24.2kg boxes of Daterra Farms Summer Solstice.

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.

 
Each menu tier has a wide array of coffee sub-brands represented within. Each of these sub-brands holds a flavour profile the quality team works tirelessly each year to consistently match and replicate, using combinations of coffee processes and varietals on the farm that work to that build. Think about it like a blend on a roaster's menu, putting components together to make something that's greater than the sum of its parts.
 
This is a famed farm that was first purchased in 1976 and, today is an icon in the coffee-producing world. Leading by example, Daterra is the only B Corp certified coffee farm, has more certifications than we have space to list, and is steadily working towards being a climate-positive coffee farm.

Summer Solstice is a coffee that's designed by Daterra to have bright tropical fruit notes, grapes and strawberry, with honey sweetness and a full body.
 
Collections: Summer Solstice

Price Forward paid per kilogram: $7.15USD FOB
Process: Pulped Natural 
Total kilos purchased: 1210kg (50 x 24.2kg PentaBox) 
Harvest date: July 2021 
Fermentation: Details coming soon

Drying time: Details coming soon
Drying temperature: 22°C Max. - 8°C Min.  
Altitude: 1150 masl
Region: Cerrado, Brazil