January’s Single Origin of the Month: Estância Tijuco Preto
January 15, 2018
Region: Tejupá Piraju
Varietal: Mundo Novo
Processing Method: Natural
Tasting Notes: Creamy milk chocolate, white grape, walnut, caramel aftertaste.
This month we are very excited to showcase the work of the Favaro family.
The Favaro brothers were Italian migrants who arrived in Brazil and worked on coffee farms in the São Carlos region. They moved to Tejupá and in 1928 bought the farm that they were working on. In 1975, the farm was divided up amongst the five sons, and José Favaro began Estância Tijuco Preto. His son, José Romeu Aith Favaro, graduated as an Agronomist from the University of Viçosa and now manages the farm’s production.
This single origin coffee was separated in a mechanical floatation machine, ensuring that the green underripe cherries are removed and only the fully mature cherries remain. These ripe cherries are dried naturally on a brick drying patio in fine layers and are constantly turned to ensure even drying. No mechanical drying was used in this coffee and the result is a spectacularly clean and complex cup.