Arrival May 2022 to Continental Terminals in New Jersey
Forward purchased 136 x 30kg bags of Fazenda Um MG Natural Yellow Bourbon
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 Minas Gerais, Um Coffee Co's first property, the focus has been bringing a bit of the best of both worlds. The classical clean natural Brazilian notes along with a bit of innovation and delicate characteristics to the coffees, through experimentation and careful processing during post harvest. This farm is 300 hectares.
This Yellow Bourbon lot is a classic natural coffee, with controlled processing and drying in raised bed structures with 50% shade. Controlling temperature and exposure of the beans, exhibiting fragrant sweet melon, caramel and green grape quality.
For us, this coffee is very smooth and approachable. There's a soft malic acidity that gives structure to the flavour profile, with white grape and green apple showing. This acidity is supported by a vanilla like sweetness, that's a higher intensity than the acidity. The mouthfeel is creamy, full and complete. Overall the profile is balanced, approachable and showcases wonderfully as a Single Origin or as a blend option.
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $7.05/kg USD FOB
Process: Natural with Selective Picking
Total kilos available: 4080kg (136 x 30kg)
Harvest date: June - August 2021
Drying time: 25 days on shaded raised beds and 6 days on patio
Humidity: 40 - 60%
Altitude: 1100 - 1300 masl