Region: Alta Mogiana
Altitude: Altitude: 1,340 m.a.s.l
Processing: Pulped Natural
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Taste: Hints of Citrus, light body, milk chocolate and hazelnutty. A clean and sweet coffee.
Cup Score: 84
Yellow Bourbon is thought to have originated from the French Island of Île Bourbon (known as Île de la Réunion from 1793 and now Réunion) in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Mauritius and was later taken by the French to mainland Africa and South America.
Yellow Bourbon grows best at altitudes between 1,100 and 2,000 meters above sea level and is primarily found in Brazil. Although at risk of pest and disease, and with below average yields, this variety is commercially desired as the lower density beans are concentrated in flavours, producing great cup profiles.
Alto Alegre Coffees is a family run business that has been cultivating coffee since the 1880s.
The family operates a sharecropping policy with their employees.
The total area of the farm is approximately 500 hectares with 90 hectares dedicated to coffee. The remaining area is used for beef cattle and grain and 70 hectares is occupied by natural forest which constitutes a permanent preservation area.
The estate of Alto Alegre Coffees is located in the south of Minas Gerais. At 1340m, it is one of the highest altitudes for coffee growing in Brazil. Their coffee is single estate and single variety.
They can trace the coffee back to the trees it came from giving the consumer great traceability.
Cafebrasil.uk is a direct trade connection to Alto Alegre Coffees in Brazil.
They import and represent Alto Alegre Coffees, operating on an open book partnership with the farm and representing them in the UK and EU.
Cafebrasil.uk connects you directly to the farm. Their direct trade approach aims to truly reduce the layers of the value chain between the green beans and the cup of coffee!
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