Adolfo Vieira Ferreira - Brazil Fazenda Passeio APRIL 2013
The Vieira Ferreira family has specialized in coffee production for three generations and is now headed by Adolfo Vieira Ferreira, whose attention to detail and commitment to producing top class specialty coffee is second to none.
Adolfo is a superstar grower of Brazil, and the farm cultivates several different varietals; this month we bought the Rubi lot, a hybrid of Mundo Novo, and Catuaí. We took this in natural and pulped natural. We also bought the Icatu lot that we have enjoyed blending with.
Passeio’s coffee is harvested only when the cherries reach an advanced stage of ripeness, to avoid processing green beans. All the cherries are hand picked and then natural lots are immediately dried in the sun on the farm’s extensive patios with the cherry still attached, which typically produces a fruitier, wilder cup. The coffee is then kept in wooden resting bins for a minimum of 60 days before the final dry milling, and it's then sorted immediately prior to export.
You can buy Adolfo's coffee here