Speciality coffee roasted in Durham by Fika Coffee Roasters
Tasting Notes: Dark chocolate, hazlenuts, creamy
This direct trade coffee is sourced through Cal’s coffee. Cal works here in the UK selling his family’s coffee ensuring the beans are fully traceable, and the supply chain is transparent. With a cupping score of 85+, the coffee from Fazenda Bom Jesus has a bright and remarkable acidity with hints of chocolate and hazelnuts. It leaves a very light and pleasant after taste and notes of brown sugar make it a naturally sweet cup. With a hint of maple syrup, the sweetness of the coffee is a result of the coffee varietal Yellow Catuai and the natural process. The sugar in the coffee cherry is passed on to the bean as the coffee cherries are all dried together, removing the husks just after the coffee reaches a humidity of 11.5 %.
Located in Cristais Paulistas, 400 km north of Sao Paulo, Fazenda Bom Jesus coffee was the first farm in the Alta Mogiana region to be certified by UTZ in 2006. Every stage must be monitored and recorded to allow 100% traceability of the coffee, which is only one of UTZ’s requirements. The farm is a member of the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association.
Fazenda Bom Jesus has also been Rainforest Alliance (RFA) certified since 2008. The certification has both environmental and social benefits. Recycling is encouraged in all farm buildings and the correct use of safety equipment is a further requirement of RFA. Fazenda Bom Jesus achieved a score of 98%