Roast Level: Medium
Profile: Thick caramel body, very fine acidity and a hint of Irish cream taste.
Brew Water: 92-93C
Brew Time: 25-30 seconds
Brew Weight: 35g
Rio Verde is one of the smaller farms nestled in the wider Ipanema estate. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest of the company's farms. Located in the heart of the Mantiqueira de Minas Mountains, this 1,566 hectare farm is a true natural sanctuary, where coffees are grown at elevations of up to 1,300 meters above sea level, surrounded by virgin forests, waterfalls, springs and hiking trails. Its mountainous topography is ideal for growing Yellow Bourbon. The farm is also home to 52 catalogued springs, all of which are protected. Only 626 hectares of the farm are given over to coffee production, with a full 773 hectares being devoted to conservation. To this end, Ipanema has created the Environment Monitoring Centre (EMC), which has been installed in an old henhouse on the farm. The Centre monitors farm management practices relating to water use, soil fertility and erosion, vegetation and climate.
Mantiqueira de Minas, Minas Gerais
Fazenda Rio Verde
905m - 1360m