Creamy and sweet with notes of Hazelnut and Chocolate, medium to full body and low in acidity with a long aftertaste.
680฿ – 2,520฿
- Country: Brazil
- Region: Rio Paranaíba (Minas Gerais).
- Farm: Fazenda Rodomunho.
- Owner: Cristiano Ottoni
- Processing: Pulped Natural and dried on patios.
- Altitude: 900 to 1,050 Metres above sea level.
- Varietal: 100% Red Catuaí.
The Ottoni families have been growing coffee in Brazil since 1890 and are something of an institution in Minas Gerais coffee circles. The fourth generation of Ottoni coffee growers are continuing the family tradition on several farms dotted around the region’s prime coffee growing areas, including Fazenda Rodomunho.
The estate is located in the Alto Paranaíba, the highest part of Minas Gerais’ Cerrado region, at some 900-1,050 metres above sea level. It extends over 450 hectares, of which 316 hectares are planted with some 1.3 million coffee trees of Mundo Novo, Catuaí, Acaiá and Icatú varietals. This lot is composed of 100% Red Catuaí.
This lot was processed using the Brazilian pulped natural method. After being picked, the ripe cherries are pulped on the same day at the farm’s wet mill; the beans are then moved immediately to dry on the farm’s patios without any fermentation or soaking. This means that, unlike a fully washed coffee, the sticky outer mucilage is still attached to the beans during drying.
Good environmental practice is a priority for Rodomunho, and the area under coffee is interspersed with native forest reserves to maintain a good ecological balance and provide habitat for local birds and animals. Solid wastes from processing are recycled as organic fertilizer, while the use of either the natural or pulped natural process keeps water usage to a minimum. What water that is used is recycled and fully treated to avoid polluting local water courses.
Rodomunho has won several awards and the family’s coffees are regular Cup of Excellence finalists.
Roast level: medium roast.
Fazenda Rodomunho is very delicious in every kind of coffee method.