Producer: Luiz Paolo
Farm: Fazenda Isidro Pereira
Altitude: 4265 feet
Region: Carmo de Minas
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Process: Pulped Natural
Notes: Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Peach
Fazenda IP was first purchased in 1967, by José Isidro Pereira, father of Luiz Paolo.
José Isidro Pereira was practicing as a dentist until he inherited Fazenda Sertão, another farm in Carmo de Minas, from his mother after her passing in the late 1940's. José met his wife Nazareth shortly after and settled their family at Sertão. Several farms are now managed by José and Nazareth's children: Francisco, Luiz Paulo, Glycia, and Sandra.
By 1974, Luiz began expanding Fazenda Isidro Pereira. It now covers an area of 720 hectares. This estate cultivates Yellow Catuai, Yellow Catucai, Acaia, and Yellow Bourbon. The coffee is processed using both the natural and pulped-natural method. Nestled outside the city of Carmo de Minas, the farm sits at a range of 3100–4265 feet. The high altitude favors a slow ripening of cherry and permits selective picking, which are decisive factors to produce coffees of exceptional quality.
This light-medium roasted coffee features a vanilla and citric aroma, creamy body, and balanced acidity. When brewed it has notes of vanilla and milk chocolate featuring a peach sweetness, with a chocolate and peanut butter finish.