Altitude: 1000 - 1200 masl
Varieties: Daterra Paraiso
Harvest: May - September
Tasting notes: pineapple, passionfruit, peach, molasses
Daterra farms in the city of Patrocínio are the oldest coffee plantations in Brazilian Cerrado region, and it is amongst the best coffee producing areas in the country. Wind, sun and soil are exceptional for Arabica trees. The diverse altitudes and microclimates create conditions that will later surprise the palate with a large range of flavors from velvet-chocolaty to bright-flowery profiles.
Coffee connoisseurs and world barista champions often visit the farms, and work with Daterra to learn innovative processes for coffee cherries and creating new micro-lots of exceptional coffees. These expreiment-lots are of great quality and sold on auctions.
The 14 microlots are named after popular music genres. Ours is the Sertanejo.
In music, Sertanejo is the most popular Brazilian music genre, pretty close to country music. Mostly portraits the simple life on rural areas and fieldwork.
In the cup, is a really clear though thick and juicy coffee. With the tasting notes of pineapple, passionfruit, peach and molasses it gives a really complex experience. Its outstanding complexity comes from its process, as beans are left on trees during the whole maturation time, till they begin to dry naturally. This is the so called 'dried-on-tree' process.