This is the 3rd year we’ve showcased Sitio Vargem Grande owned by Rosimeire, after discovering it back in 2019. We were initially intrigued by the unorthodox drying techniques Rosimeire employed to dry certain lots & we were blown away by the exceptionally fruity yet clean expression of a Brazilian coffee.
Rosimeire & her husband Carlos grow mostly Red & Yellow Catuais on their immaculately kept farm. She mostly separates the varieties but sometimes blends them to create more complexity & depth for a particular lot. Rosimeire has consistently experimented with different fermentation & drying techniques that truly makes her coffees unique.
This coffee is a full Red Catuai lot which underwent a 24 hours anaerobic fermentation. This extended duration has created mature fruit notes, like dark cherries & dried apricots. The whole cherries were then dried on patios for a week before being transferred to a box-like structure that keeps the temperature stable for a longer period of time, ensuring a clean aftertaste.
This coffee is the perfect balance of comfort & intrigue, with classic notes of macadamias, brown sugar as well as fruitiness like raisins & apricots. We’re so thrilled to be able to showcase Rosimeire’s harvest for the 3rd year running & consistently having our expectations exceeded.