Region Planalto da Bahia
Fazenda Canaa and Fazenda Esperanca
Yellow and Red Catuai
July - September
An unique profile with the sweet, rich nuttiness Brazil is known for but washed (as opposed to traditionally dried in the whole fruit. It offers crisp fruit (pear, green apple) with round acidity and a plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Cashew notes predominate in the sweet finish.
About the Coffee
Jazblu Peaberry is an exotic selection of screen 10/11 coffees from the Planalto de Bahia region and a perfect coffee for roasters who want to explore the hidden wonders of Brazil.
The Jazblu Peaberry blend was produced by Obadias Nascimento Rodrigues, owner of Fazenda Canaã, in the town of Barra do Choça and Geraldo de Almeida Sinay, owner of Fazenda Esperança, in the town of Encruzilhada in Planalto da Bahia.
Ripe yellow and red catuai cherries were handpicked during the day and taken to a washing station where they were de-pulped and left to rest in fermentation tanks (locals call them degomagem tanks) for 12 -15 hours then sundried the following morning. The Planalto da Bahia region is specialized and known for its fully washed production done via fermentation tanks. This process, combined with a unique terroir and special post-harvest process, results in a remarkable sensorial experience.
About the Region
Planalto da Bahia is a large plateau in the middle of Caatinga, one the driest regions in northern Brazil. The first coffee plantations in this region were started by immigrants from the south in the 1970s. Since then coffee has become an important part of the region’s economy.
Planalto da Bahia's high altitude and unique weather patterns have impacted the coffee tree behavior, productive cycle and the harvest and post-harvest process. Harvest starts later than in other regions because the region receives more rain. The moist environment gives way to multiple flowerings and results in uneven maturation. This generally requires selective harvesting by hand; only ripe cherries are picked and processed. Being higher and colder the maturation process for coffee in Planalto da Bahia is slower resulting in a more complex and aromatic sensorial experience.
There’s a 1-in-3 chance the coffee in your cup is from Brazil. It’s a huge country with a staggering coffee export — over 33% percent of the world’s coffee supply comes out of Brazil — and that doesn’t include the coffee they keep to drink themselves. Brazil has been at the top of the coffee export chain since the early 1800s when coffee farming overtook sugarcane as a cash crop.