We can’t truly express how much we love coffees from Sitio Vargem Grande. This is the last lot that we are featuring from Rosimeire’s harvest last year and we’re already looking forward to 2021’s harvest.
Unlike #10 and #9, this lot #6 is made up of a mix of Red & Yellow Catuais. The past year she has been experimenting with different fermentation techniques as well as numerous drying methods & it has been extremely interesting for us to taste the results. As usual, strictly ripe picking ensures uniformity in fermentation. Under normal circumstances, natural processed coffees are usually immediately placed to dry on patios or drying beds whereas Rosimeire actually utilises an aerobic fermentation pre-drying. This lot was fermented in tanks for 80 hours before a 2-step drying process; first on patios before being moved to a mechanical dryer.
We truly got to see the effects of the fermentation & drying experiments in the 3 lots we got. The coffees actually had very similar moisture content and density & they behaved very similarly in the roasting machine. Again, we wanted to showcase the rich fruit tones & velvety mouthfeel of the coffees Rosimeire is noted for. In our cuppings & brews, we tasted dense fruit sweetness, reminiscent of melons, cantaloupes & cooked berries. We hope you will enjoy this coffee as much as we do!