Beginning in 2018, Ipanema began their ‘PremierCru’ range: a selection of very small-batch, handcrafted lots from the highest altitudes of the Estate’s oldest farm, Rio Verde. This range of Premier Cru coffees is packed in cutting edge nitrogen-flushed vacuum-packed 20kg cartons.
The method of nitrogen flushing, common with roasted coffee, stabilises the product by removing all traces of oxygen. Taking such care with green coffee is practically unheard of, even in specialty.
The method speaks to the exceptional quality of these lots, which push the boundaries of what specialty coffee in Brazil can offer.Rio Verde is a large farm of 1,566 hectares. Much of the farm lies between 700 and 1,000 metres above sea level. However, just over 260 hectares of the farm rise above 1,000 metres. This part of the farm, which rides several peaks, is separated into 32 ‘glebes’ (plots), all of which have different altitudes and sun faces, soil composition and a single varietal each (A=Acacia; B=Yellow Bourbon; C=Yellow Catuai). It is from these ‘glebes’ (ranging from .65 to 20.13 hectares in size) that the Premier Cru range is carefully harvested
Tasting Notes -
Wild Strawberry, Dark Cherry, Nutella
|Region||Sul de Minas, Minas Gerais|
|Farm||Fazenda Rio Verde|
|Variety||100% Yellow Bourbon|
|Altitude||1,079 to1,127meters above sea level|
Natural, dried via patios