Brazil - Daterra Farms Summer Solstice
Flavor Notescaramel, toasted almond, drinking chocolate
From Our Cupping Lab
As a cupping group, we tend to prefer coffees with more complexity than many from Brazil can muster. That being said, our Daterra Farms offerings are our biggest sellers with their prominent chocolate and nut notes! A jack of all trades, the Sweet Blue works as batch brew, espresso, and cold brew, too! The cherry on top: Daterra Farms is an acclaimed and innovative farm with plenty of earth friendly certifications.
Daterra is a very interesting farm in Brazil, very high tech. They take a blending approach similar to scotch producers. Their aim is to have consistency based on changing the blend components. The sorting process shows how technology can be implemented into coffee. Not many, if any, other farms have this level of commitment.
Daterra's plantations are located at an average altitude of 3,800 ft (1,150 m) under a stable temperature of around 70ºF (25ºC), which constitutes the perfect environment for Arabica Coffee production. Furthermore, the dry season during the harvest makes this region unique for the best Arabica coffees.
The plantations, settled in different areas, are divided into 215 mini- farms and further subdivided into 2.816 blocks called "quadras", each of which is planted with a specific coffee variety.
This plantation system ensures accurate monitoring and constant traceability of each quadra's historic track of rainfall, cultivation procedures and productivity.
The estate has an impressive list of certifications — Utz, Rainforest Alliance, and IQNet. Over a third of the estate's 17,000 acres has been transformed into a dedicated wildlife preserve, reclaiming savannah, waterfalls, lakes, and streams.
Process: Pulped Natural