Brazil - Fazenda Freitas Lot 2 - Osmar Junior - Natural
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Fazenda Freitas Lot 2
Farm Fazenda Freitas Lot 2
Varietal Mundo Novo
The prodcution of coffee began on Fazenda Freitas 35 years ago in 1984 when Osmar Junior, better known as Juninho, planted 10 hectares of Arabica coffee in the soil of Cerrado Mineiro. These first 10 hectares provided about 100 bags of exportable coffee. Now they have 114 ha of coffee planted in the micro region within the Cerrado. For Juninho the real pleasure is walking onto the farm during the flowering to take in the beauty and intense sweet aromas the flowerings produce.
Now Osmar and his son Gabriel run the Nunes Estates and they believe part of their success is due to the continually renovating 10-15% of the farms each year allowing the opportunity to trail new varieties and then also processing methods with these. On the farms they are very interested experimenting with fermentation styles and yeast to see the impact on the cup. In 2017 on the farm they produced the winning Cup of Excellence Pulped Natural coffee. Now they have constructed there own lab on the farm to cup and assess their experiments giving greater versatility to choosing processes during the harvest.
In the micro region of Fazenda Freitas Gabriel & Nunes feel they have an excellent climate especially during the harvest which has little rain allowing them to experiment with the coffees in a stable environment. The coffee was selectively picked, washed to remove dust, dirt and floaters and then placed in grainpro bags. Air was removed from the bags and the coffee was left to ferment for 36 hours in the shade of a tree. Following fermentation, the coffee was removed from the bag and dried on patios for 22 days. After this the coffee is then rested in Silos for 30 days to settle.