Arrival May 2022 to Continental Terminals in New Jersey
Forward purchased 128 x 30kg bags of Fazenda Um ES Natural Catucai 785
Coming from completely non-traditional coffee farmers, Fazenda Um began in an abandoned farm in South of Minas Gerais in 2009. Stefano Um, son of South Korean Immigrants in Brazil, was never involved with producing coffee in his life until he began thinking about retirement. Stefano lived and grew up in the country side in Korea before moving to Brazil at the age of 12, which always brought wonderful memories of his childhood in a rice field in South Korea. With a deep desire to live in the countryside, Fazenda Um, began unpretentiously as a retirement plan. However, once Stefano began producing coffee with deep passion for high quality, and traceability when exporting his lots to his first Asian clients, he saw the unlockable potential of high quality Brazilian coffee.
In 2014, the Um family, together with sons Boram and Garam, embarked in the specialty coffee journey. Boram specialized in coffee quality by becoming a Q-grader and selecting to work on innovations for coffee processing. Garam focused his education on SCA courses and teaching thousands of baristas and coffee enthusiasts in Brazil. Together, Um Coffee Co. was founded. This is a coffee shop, roastery and coffee school in the largest city in Brazil, Sao Paulo. Being in the heart of the big city, Um Coffee Co quickly became a reference in specialty coffee culture in Brazil, being voted the best coffee shop in Sao Paulo 3 times.
Today, Um Coffee Co is focused on expanding and elevating Brazilian coffee through competitions and innovation in the production level. Boram (16th in World Barista Championship 2021) and Garam (9th in World Brewers Cup Championship 2021) are focused respectively on innovations at farm level as well as service level.
With Fazenda Um Espírito Santo, Um Coffee Co's secondary property of 28 hectares, began in 2015. A very limited region that resembles the high mountains of Central America. In 2019, this property was acquired by the Um Family, to work with some of the most exclusive and complex terroirs in Brazil. Espírito Santo today has the most promising coffee lots in terms of quality due to its similarity to other renowned regions of the world, bringing soft umami flavours such as tomato juice and high sweetness impact such as sugarcane. Due to it's complexity and unique microclimate, Um Coffee is producing some new lots and developing intensely, processing techniques in order to unlock the regions full potential.
The Catucai 785 is a well adapted varietal in the region, being processed naturally and also depulped in certain lots. Coffees are dried in parabolic raised beds, due to the high rainy seasons during harvest, and high humidity during drying.
For us, this coffee is another fantastic expression of Espírito Santo coffees, with lemon and lime sensations in the aromatics. The flavour profile showcases a milk chocolate and marzipan sweetness and tactile sensation, with that full and captivating body. There's sweet red apple and hazelnut in the profile as well.
Variety: Catucai 785
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $6.82/kg USD FOB
Process: Natural / Selective Picking
Total kilos available: 3840kg (128 x 30kg)
Harvest date: August - December 2021
Drying time: 35 days on shaded raised beds and 5 days on patio
Humidity: 60 - 78%
Altitude: 1300 - 1500 masl