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Brazil Tavares Dry Process SWP Decaf

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The Swiss Water® Process (SWP) and Dry Process (DP) methods have come together to produce this one-of-a-kind decaf coffee. Our Brazilian SWP is exceptional with its warm, cacao notes, honey sweetness, and juicy mouthfeel. The delicious flavor of chocolate gives a bold sweetness to this coffee and the hint of citrus lends a perfect balance of flavor. I love this coffee and wish I could drink it in the mornings. However, I still have that caffeine addiction, so this one stands as my evening nightcap.


Roast Level: City Plus (Medium)
Processing: Natural (Dry Process)Swiss Water® Process
Region: South America
Flavor Notes: Honey, Citrus, Cacao
Body: Bold, Complex
Classification Brown Label
Brew Methods: Drip, French Press, Pour Over
Country Region: Chapada de Minas
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Primavera
Producer: Ricardo Tavares
Varietal: Yellow Catuaí
Altitude: 1000m

Fazenda Primavera Coffee Production:

Following his father’s footsteps, producer Ricardo Tavares has dedicated his life to the coffee industry. Ricardo’s father began in the roasted coffee industry, delivering products to meet the demands of Brazil’s domestic coffee consumption. Ricardo began his own story in the world of coffee business at age 19, when he accompanied his father on a trip to northern Brazil. After returning from the rolling hills of coffee trees, Ricardo decided not to continue his career as an economist and, instead, dedicated himself entirely to the purchase and sale of coffee beans in the interior of Minas Gerais.

It was always Ricardo’s dream to own and operate coffee farms, and, years after beginning work in coffee, he acquired Fazenda Primavera, which is the ultimate fulfillment of that goal. The 980 hectares planted with coffee are not just a farm but a property he and his team have built into a regional exemplar of the possibility of specialty coffee production in Brazil, transforming it from its origins in traditional coffee production by Portuguese families who arrived in the late 70’s, when coffee production in the region began.

Fazenda Primavera is located in the municipality of Angelândia, Minas Gerais, a region at the transition between biomes, with land and vegetation characteristic of both the Atlantic forest and the Cerrado. The farm’s elevations, between 1000 to 1050 meters above sea level, promote the cultivation of specialty coffee and the climate also provides favorable conditions with average temperatures between 20 and 24 °C annually and precipitation of 1,000 to 1,300 mm.

Fazenda Primavera has state of the art installations including a 24,000 m² drying patio, 14 electric dryers, and equipment for processing Natural, Pulped Natural, Honey, and fully Washed coffees. The farm cultivates predominately Red and Yellow Catuai and has been adding new varieties, from Topazio to Geisha. Pulped Natural Geisha from Primavera won first place at the 2018 Cup of Excellence!

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