Fazenda Lagoa - ‘Lake Farm’- lies at between 950 and 1,200 metres in Sul de Minas, the coffee heartland of Brazil’s Minas Gerais state. It is owned and managed by Marcelo Vieira, whose great-grandfather established his first plantation here on the slopes of Serra do Pau D'Alho over 100 years ago.
These days Fazenda Lagoa combines a rich coffee growing tradition with thoroughly modern processing facilities and farming techniques. The fazenda has around 400 hectares under coffee, with lots carefully separated into different varietals - including Acaiá, Bourbon, Catuaí, and this Mundo Novo.
The farm’s cherries are picked when ripe and processed at Lagoa’s own extensive facility, which includes pulping machinery, 6,000 square metres of drying patios, steam-heated dryers, 8 wooden bins for storage of coffee in parchment (‘pergamino’) and a dry mill.
For natural processed lots the ripe cherries are sorted and moved to the farm’s drying patios on the same day that they are picked. Single varietals, such as this 100% Icatu, are processed and stored separately in order to maintain their unique profiles.
This natural coffee is super juicy, with orange cordial and plum fruitiness, finish with hints of walnut that reminds you that it's a Brazilian coffee. Perfect for long black and makes a juicy espresso.