This pulped natural Brazil comes from the town of Carmo de Minas in the Southeast region of Brazil. The property has a total of 50 hectares (124 acres) with 40 of those hectares planted with coffee. In addition to being pulped natural processed it is also Catuai and yellow bourbon variety. Catuai is high yielding coffee plant that is a cross between Mundo Nova and Caturra. It is a dwarf plant that is highly resistant to the natural elements coffee trees face as high altitudes. It originated in Brazil and is now found throughout Central America. The fruit does not fall off the branch easily which makes it a favorable option for areas with strong wind or rain.
Tasting Notes: Berry, chocolate, honey, lime, bright acidity, and syrupy body.
Highest Elevation: 1,200 meters (3,937 feet)
Lowest Elevation: 1,100 meters (3,609 feet)
Grota Funda coffee farm (Sitio) is situated 5 km from the city center of Carmo de Minas, among hills and mountains (Serra de Mantiqueira mountain range). It was acquired in 1992 and soon after coffee crops were planted. The owner is the son and grandson of coffee producers and has been in the business since 1967 always producing coffee in the municipality of Carmo de Minas. The coffee is harvested with the maximum of ripe fruit which are pulped on the same day and placed in fine layers on drying patios, raked constantly. Carried with a humidity of 11% to wooden granaries to rest for a period and then later the coffee will be processed.
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