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Brazil Fazenda Rainha Da Paz

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Recommended for:

  • Espresso

  • French Press

  • Stove Top

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About

As of Friday 16th October, our pricing for our online coffee has been updated. Click here to read why. 

A classic Brazilian coffee with smooth notes of milk chocolate, roasted hazelnuts and dates. Creamy and full bodied, this is the perfect coffee for those who like a little milk in their brew.

We have worked with this area of Brazil since our inception in 2013 and have favoured it for its consistently clean and well balanced coffee which is usually selected as a base to our house blend. This year however, we have decided to release our first ever single origin Brazil in the form of the fantastic Rainha da Paz. As the largest producer of coffee in the world, Brazil has long been known for its coffee though more commonly for its commercial grade lots and focus on volume production.

This has been changing in recent years thanks to growers like Marcello who belongs to the Montanari family and is an agricultural engineer who is championing the specialty approach for their three farms in Minas Gerais. As in much of the country, harvesting on Rainha da Paz is mostly mechanical thanks to the flat lay of the land – where Marcello and his family differ is in their commitment to the environment and ecosystem surrounding their land. There are plans afoot to become a carbon neutral farm which would be a revolutionary prospect in Brazil – whilst the farm is relatively new, there is by no means a lack of experience or attention to detail whilst under the watchful management of Marcello and his brother Roger who are fourth generation coffee farmers and really working to push the boundaries of coffee production in their area.

Key Stats

Location: Patrocinio, The Cerrado, Minas GeraisAltitude: 950-1150 maslPreparation: NaturalVarietal: RubiOwners: The Montanari FamilyFlavours: Milk Chocolate | Date | Hazelnut

Details

Marcello has worked to angle the coffee trees to maximise their exposure to sunlight, there are also different varietals planted across the farm to ensure constant ripening and harvesting causing no bottle necks in the processing which all takes place on the farm. This lot is a Rubi varietal which derives from the Mundo Novo and Catuai varietals – it is known to be high yielding and resistant to disease with good sweetness and complexity in the cup.

We are proud to present to you our first ever Brazilian single origin bean which represents all that is truly great about this mammoth producer where innovation and a drive to improve quality and environmental impact is met with ability to action change.

https://www.northstarroast.com/meet-marcelo-montanari/

 

Brew Guides

Espresso

Grind Setting: FineBrew Time: 26-29 secondsDose:Brewed Weight 16-18g dose : 31-35g yield
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French Press

Grind Setting: CoarseBrew Time: 4 minutesCoffee:Water 60g : 1L
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Stove Top

Grind Setting: Fine (coarser than espresso, but finer than Aeropress)Brew Time: Dependent on size & heat sourceCoffee:Water 22g : 250ml (but dependent upon size of coffee-maker)
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Delivery Details

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road, please note we are still operating social distancing so ring the doorbell when you arrive and we can pass your order through the door. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20 🙂

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with a 2-3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. If you have ordered a Nova Bakehouse cookie kit, this will be posted on the next available Wednesday along with any other items you have ordered. 

Thanks in advance for your understanding, it is much appreciated in these challenging times!

 

 

Customer Reviews

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A
A.
Brilliant as usual!

Great Coffee & Great Service!

C
C.M.

Lovely smooth taste

j
j.j.

Just beautiful this will be on every order

J
J.V.
Amazing coffee

Great coffee, great service.
Definitely recommend!!

S
S.M.
My new favourite

I first tries this coffee in a local cafe - takeaway, obviously. I loved it, so bought a bag of beans directly from North Star. Arrived quickly and tastes fantastic.

My new favourite!