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We are thrilled to announce this limited edition Brasil Ibairi from Daterra, just 100 bags available.
This incredible coffee comes from Brasil, more precisely from the Cerrado Mineiro region in the Minas Gerais state. In Finca Boa Vista, at 1150 mt above sea level, Ibairi coffee grows rich and flourishing.
The Ibairi varietal is a crossbreed between Red Bourbon and Mokka: the coffee bean looks very small and round and its mucilage is very sweet. The name Ibairi comes from Tupi, the language of native Brazilians, and means precisely “small and sweet fruit”.
Coffee cherries are hand-picked, natural processed and put into a special tank where the fermentation starts. These special tanks are equipped with a valve system that prevents any gas from entering the tank. As the cherries ferment, they release CO2 and, because carbon dioxide is denser than oxygen, it pushes the lighter gas out through the valve. After a few hours, the tank environment becomes completely anaerobic, allowing the perfect conditions for microorganisms to perform enzymatic reactions inside of the beans.
This anaerobic fermentation enlights great and exceptional flavours.
Daterra has ancient and passionate roots: back in 1902, an Italian family decided to move to Brasil and to start a new life: they ended up in the city of Campinas and they started to plant coffee. In 1908 they started to sell coffee, roast coffee and most importantly, they started to educate families on how to roast coffee themself.
The oldest son and his wife opened a gourmet shop but, unfortunately, the coffee market wasn’t easy and the family was forced to broaden their horizons and to look for a new purpose, so they opened a gas station and later, an auto parts business.
In 1976, Donato, one member of the family, decided to reinvest into the first passion of his family: coffee.
Daterra coffee company started officially in 1976 by Donato’s desire and ambition. Daterra coffee initially counted on two farms: Finca Boa Vista and Finca Taboões, in the Cerrado Mineiro area.
One of the most important aims of Daterra was to create sustainable farms and nowadays Daterra coffee boasts significant recognitions such as:
- 1st Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farm in Brazil;
- Sustainable farm model by Illy in 2008;
- 1st Climate-friendly farm verified to meet the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s Climate Module.
- Winner of the prize “Prêmio Fazenda Sustentável 2015” by Globo Rural, Brazil’s major agricultural magazine, as the most sustainable farm in the country
At Daterra Coffees, just 1% of all their coffee blends is produced in micro-lots.
The micro lots are produced totally separated in the experimental farm, which has suspended terraces, dryers and fermentation tanks.
Every year masterful Cuppers search the vast potential of Daterra for unique small lots of coffee, named “Masterpieces”.