Fazenda Bom Sucesso

  • Tasting Notes Dried apricot, orange marmalade and milk chocolate
  • Location Serra Da Canastra, Brazil
  • Elevation 850 m
  • Details Natural Arapongas

Our latest Brazilian coffee that challenges expectations and pre-conceptions is from Fazenda Bom Sucesso in the Serra Da Canastra region in the state of Minas Gerais.

We were introduced to the owner Paulo Henrique Guerra and his coffees through a mutual friend whilst attending a course. The Brazilian instructor went around the (virtual) room asking what people were drinking and told us she had a lovely coffee from a friend... Paulo. I immediately asked for his details and we struck up a connection and he sent us some samples from last years harvest. They were very good and Paulo asked how we would like our coffees processed for this year ! That’s a first for Crankhouse.

Then it was a matter of working out the logistics of matching Paulo to an exporter and matching them to an importer to facilitate the transportation to the UK.

What stands out with this coffee is how sweet and vibrant it is. Incredibly well balanced. It’s definitely not just another creamy nutty brazil coffee. The cultivar is Arapongas which is new to us and is a red variety that is well suited to the climate in the Serra da Canastra region.

Paulo told us that this coffee came in the top 20 in the Florada Premiada contest in which over 1000 coffees were entered ! Yeh, it’s special. We have two lots from Paulo, this and an anaerobic fermented natural. These coffees are exclusive to us here in the UK. If you fancy trying them both and seeing what the influence of controlled inoculated fermentation has on the flavour of coffee in your cup then why not order both? If you do, we'll automatically apply a 10% discount off the price of these two coffees.


For those of you who might like to know a little more about the Arapongas cultivar we've linked a scientific paper here from a group of researchers looking into sensory descriptors and chemical analysis of certain Brazil cultivars.


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