Brazil Ltd. Edition Leda Terasinha (Olam Fermentation Project)

Orange blossom, sweet vermouth, cotton candy, peppermint
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001696-3
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About This Coffee

Leda Terezinha Lima is a long term partner of Olam Specialty Coffee. Together with her daughter Arabela, they have been producing some of the most consistent specialty coffees on our cupping table for a number of seasons now. This, combined with their unquenchable thirst to experiment and improve, makes their farm Nova Esperança one which we keep coming back to.

Last year our colleagues in Brazil ran fermentation courses for a handful of partner producers. This lot is the fruit of that collaboration. 

Origin Brazil
Subregion Alta Mogiana
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Nova Esperança
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catuai
Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 17/18
Screen Size 17/18
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Process

This lot was processed as part of Olam Brazil's experimental fermentation program. The process employs two extended fermentations. First, coffees are fermented in cherry in an open pile (high oxygen environment). Second, the coffee is de-pulped and placed in a sealed barrel with an oxygen exhaust vale for 6 days (144 hours). Internal thermometers ensure that the temperature is maintained at 30ºC. 

After fermentation the coffee is dried on a cemented patio for 21 days.

The Region

The Mogiana region, which runs along the São Paulo and Minas Gerais border, is home to some of the most consistently sweet and well-structured naturals produced in Brazil. The region boasts 3,500 farmers cultivating a combined area of 202,000ha. 

“Our goal is to continue learning and teach the producers of our region to produce coffees with excellence” - Arabela Pereira Lima


History of Coffee in Brazil

American colonists had been drinking coffee for fifty years before the first coffee seed was planted in Brazil in 1727. A hundred years later, Brazil accounted for 30% of the world’s coffee supply. A hundred years after that, in the 1920’s, Brazil held a virtual monopoly, producing 80% of the world’s coffee. Although Brazil’s market share peaked at 80% in the 1920’s, its continuing status as the world’s largest coffee producer still gives the country considerable influence on the market and coffee prices. It is said that when Brazil sneezes, the coffee world catches cold. In 1975, a “black frost” destroyed over 70 percent of the crop in Brazil and coffee prices doubled world-wide. Brazil was a founding member of the Pan-American Coffee Bureau, which invented the concept of a “coffee break,” during an advertising campaign in the early 1950’s. 

  • Subregion Alta Mogiana
  • Farm Name Nova Esperança
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai
  • Screen Size 17/18
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Price Per Kg £7.65
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 17/18
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001696-3
  • Origin Brazil
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk