Brazil | Daterra Farms Peaberry
One of most popular coffees is back in house! This year's crop is a powerhouse of nutty and chocolate sweetness.
Cupping Notes: THINK SNICKERS BAR! Snickers Bar. Yep. Milk chocolate, caramel, and sweet peanuts.
Region: Minas Gerais
Farm: Daterra Farms
Varietal: Bourbon peaberry
Altitude: 4,500 ft
Processing Method: Pulped Natural
About the Farm
Limited Reserve. Limited to 58 pounds.
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. We have decided to put our Daterra offerings in our single origin coffees.
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.