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Arrived December 31 2021 to Calgary Warehouse in Calgary, AB

Forward has purchased 10 x 30kg bags of Fazenda Sertão Natural Anaerobic Yellow Bourbon

The history of Fazenda Sertão merges itself with the first steps of coffee growing in Carmo de Minas. From the first generation of growers in the region, dating back to the early 1900s. Jose Isidro Pereira was born on the farm as a second generation producer and was trained as a dentist, then in 1949, he came back to the farm after his mother has passed away, to take on the responsibility of their production. In the same year, Jose married the love of his life Nazareth Dias Pereira.

This farm is the same birthplace of Luiz Paulo Pereira, the owner of Carmo Coffees, our producing partner in this region of Brazil. 

In the early days of production, Yellow Bourbon was the sole focus of coffee buyers, as the claim was it was sweeter and rounder than other varieties planted at the time. 

At Fazenda Sertão, the minimum altitude is 1000masl and has an average temperature of 18 Celcius. Crops are planted on hillside slopes with an aspect of up to 50%. Historically a pioneer in new methods of coffee processing, working today with natural, pulped natural, fermented and honey processing. They're utilizing tanks and barrels for the fermentations.

In early 2022, Nazareth Dias Pereira passed away at the age of 95. Her kids are now managing the 850 hectare farm.

This coffee is incredibly juicy, with citrus and stonefruit flavours defining the cup profile. We found pink grapefruit and tangerine showcased in the acidity, as well as a nectarine type of stickiness and sweetness. The coffee is incredible sweet and balanced, with honey-like characteristics and a richness to the cup profile.


Price Forward paid per kilogram: $11.00 USDFOB
Process: Natural Anaerobic 
Total kilos purchased: 300 (10 x 30kg Bag) 
Harvest date: July 2021 
Fermentation: Whole cherry anaerobic fermentation in sealed plastic tanks for 120 hours.

Drying time: 8 days on raised beds
Drying temperature: 22°C Max. - 8°C Min.  
Altitude: 1100 - 1450 masl
Region: Carmo de Minas, Brazil