Ipanema Gold Espresso
ROASTED EVERY SUNDAY FOR MONDAY DISPATCH
Region: Sul de Minas, Minas Gerais
Farms : Fazenda Rio Verde
Varietal(s): 100% Yellow Bourbon
Process: Natural and dried via raised beds
Altitude: 1213 - 1283 M (ASL)
Owner: Ipanema Agricola
Tasting profile: Thick & juicy, floral, fig syrup
Best suited to: Espresso Based Drinks
Beginning in 2018, Ipanema began their ‘Premier Cru’ range: a selection of very small batch, handcrafted lots from the highest altitudes of the Estate’s oldest farm, Rio Verde. This range of coffees is packed in cutting edge nitrogen-flushed vacuum-packed 20kg cartons. The method of nitrogen flushing, common with roasted coffee, stabilises the product by removing all traces of oxygen. Taking such care with green coffee is practically unheard of, even in specialty. The method speaks to the exceptional quality of these lots, which push the boundaries of what specialty coffee in Brazil can offer.
Rio Verde is a large farm of 1,566 hectares. Much of the farm lies between 700 and 1,000 metres above sea level. However, just over 260 hectares of the farm rise above 1,000 metres. This part of the farm, which rides several peaks, is separated into 32 ‘glebes’ (plots), all of which have different altitudes and sun faces, soil composition and a single varietal each (A=Acacia; B=Yellow Bourbon; C=Yellow Catuai). It is from these ‘glebes’ (ranging from .65 to 20.13 hectares in size) that the Premier Cru range is carefully harvested.
Every micro lot is categorised into one of the three edition groups, revealing the complexity of the taste and its rarity. Ipanema’s coffee specialist team scores the lots into Black, Gold and Blue Edition grades (similar to whiskey). The coffee’s final name reflects the year’s ‘brand’, the ‘glebe’ from which it was harvested, and the dominant cupping note identified by the quality control team.
Free Local Delivery
We offer free local delivery in the Hertford area on Monday mornings in our Coffee Camper, Eva the Elgrand.
Delivery via Royal Mail
Shipping is free for all orders £20 and over (after any discount codes have been applied). For orders under £20 there is a £2.95 Royal Mail postage charge (second class). If you need your coffee sooner there is the option to choose Royal Mail (first class) charged at £3.95 per order.
- Royal Mail 1st class (1-2 working days)
- Royal Mail 2nd class (2-3 working days)
All coffee is freshly roasted to order on a Sunday. Therefore, all coffee will be dispatched on Monday morning, unless we advise otherwise.