- MILK CHOCOLATE
- DARK FRUIT
- RegionPântano, Minas Gerais
- ProducersRio Brilhante
- Altitude900 - 1550 MASL
- VarietyBourbon, Catuaí & Topázio
- ProcessPulped Natural
Since day one we have been committed to bringing you amazing coffees sourced as traceably and transparently as possible, focusing on lasting relationships and long-term partnerships that benefit all involved. We’ve learned a lot over the past few years. We’ve heard great stories, met some amazing people from every part of the coffee industry, and been a part of some very inspiring projects all over the world.
Prosper is a rotating single-origin coffee project that typically represents the richer, more traditional coffee flavors, but we always like to leave some room for experimentation and evolution. We developed this idea to help directly support smaller projects, cooperatives, and farmers in elevating their presence in the coffee world and furthering their own goals and mission. Prosper will bring you unique coffees from new origins around the world and deepen our commitment to serve.
For our next coffee, we bring you
Fazenda Rio Brilhante from Cerrado Mineiro, Brazil:
- Grown at 900 – 1550 MASL
- Comprised of Bourbon, Catuaí, and Topázio cultivars
- Pulped natural process
Fazenda Rio Brilhante sits within a micro-region called Pântano which is located in the state of Minas Gerais. Pântano is known for its well-defined seasons, consistent seasonal rain, and overall favorable climate for coffee production. Specifically, these conditions are ideal for producing natural processed coffees, which represents on average 80% of the production of the farm. After picking, the cherries pass through a station that sorts by density – the denser and higher quality cherries are separated in order to create pulped natural and natural processed coffees that will receive more detail focused fermentation and drying.
Rio Brilhante is run by one of the migrant families who left the south of Brazil in search of new opportunities. Inácio Urban, the founder, was born in the southernmost state of the country, Rio Grande do Sul, and is of German descent. In the 80’s, Inácio foresaw a giant opportunity in the Cerrado Mineiro region. At the time, land in this region was considered undesirable and, as a result, was very cheap. To start Inácio planted 20 hectares of coffee, as he says, “to learn what it is like to grow coffee”. In 2006 Inácio’s children, Erika Urban and Fernando Urban, joined their father in the management of the farm. The arrival of the second generation of the family represents continuity of work and the possibility of innovation. In 2017, Fazenda Rio Brilhante placed 2nd in the Imaflora – Rainforest Alliance and 3rd in the Cerrado Mineiro regional competition. In 2020 the farm was awarded first place in the Ethics and Traceability Award given to farms for their commitment and development of programs to develop people, preserve the environment, and promote responsible agribusiness.
We hope this coffee inspires you to seize the day and prosper. Enjoy!
Espresso: 19g in, 28-30g out @ 34-35 sec