Redbank Coffee Baixadao Brazil Natural - 250g
Tasting Notes - Toffee // Cream // Apricot
Roasters Description -
We have had to wait patiently, but we are delighted to have finally secured this delicious natural processed yellow bourbon from Baixadão. In the cup it has a beautiful dense, creamy mouthfeel, with notes of toffee and double cream, balanced by a soft blueberry and apricot acidity.
Sitio Baixadão is located in the famed Mantiqueira de Minas region of Brazil. In 2011 this region received special recognition as a PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) for the quality and distinctiveness of the coffee that is grown there. The region lies on the Minas Gerais side of the Serra de Mantiqueira, a mountain range that spreads into the neighbouring São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states.
Baixadão is owned and operated by Sebastião Afonso Da Silva and his son Helisson. The farm sprung to international fame in 2014 when it won the Cup of Excellence with a 95.18 scoring natural catuai - the highest score awarded in any Cup of Excellence competition to date. This incredible accolade is testament to the incredible work that Sebastião, Helisson and their team do at the farm.
Tom visited Baixadão in June 2019, and was blown away by the level of care and organisation that was apparent throughout the farm. Beautiful, healthy and impeccably maintained coffee trees lined the steep hillsides that radiated from the immaculate drying patios below. The coffees that he tasted during the cupping session that followed were some of the standout coffees of the whole trip.
Origin - Sitio Baixadão
Altitude - 1,350 M.A.S.L
Process - Natural
Variety - Yellow Bourbon