With the global pandemic ravaging every corner of the world, the developing countries have been hit even harder and our homeland of Brazil has been no exception.
Not only has Brazil been one the more devastated countries by the pandemic, ensuing an unprecedented health crisis that is still rippling through the country, it has further widened the gap between the well-off and the populations living in extreme poverty. When the future is starting to look brighter in the US, our region of Brazil, the Southeast states of the country, is currently experiencing record-high number of infections, deaths, scarcity of hospital beds, high number of unemployment and starvation. We reached out to our family and asked the question “What is the biggest need right now in our region of Brazil?”. Their answer was, “people not only are losing their health, but they are also losing their jobs, their homes, their food source and their living”.
While we wish we could help in every area and every aspect where there is a need, we are determined to bring out our Peixoto Coffee community in the US together to raise funds and help with the most basic needs: food, sanitation, and clothing. Julia (co-owner) is presently with her family in Brazil after not seeing them for 2 years and is helping harvest coffee too. She will be personally gathering the funds raised here to purchase “cesta básicas” (a nutrition basket comprised of the basic food groups required for the well-being of a family for one month), warm clothing (it is Winter in Brazil) and donating to the local communities in need.
We want to raise as much as possible, so we can help as many families as possible. All donations will be distributed in the municipality of Ibirací, the township where our coffee farm is located.
We are releasing a new blend of some of our favorite lots from our farm this year and putting together a “Paraíso Brasil Blend”. With notes of grape, watermelon, toffee we hope you will experience a Brazilian tropical paradise in your coffee. All profits of the sale of these coffee bags will be donated for the “Paraíso Brasil Non-Profit Project” to help those in need in our region.
Thank you for giving comfort and warmth to those in need in Brazil.
Farmer: José Augusto Peixoto
Farm: Fazenda São José da Boa Vista
Region: Sul de Minas
Altitude: 1250 MSL
Varietal: Red bourbon/Paraiso
Taste: Green grape, tangerine, watermelon, fuji apple, dried berries, toffee
Recommended Brewing Methods:
20g in, 320g out
2:35 – 2:55 minutes
205 f temperature
50 gram pour, pick up brewer and spin 3 times
Pour from 50 grams to 220 grams, starting at 30 seconds and ending your pour at 50 seconds (8.5 gram per second pour rate)
Let drain until 1:25
1:25 – 1:40
Pour from 220 grams to 320 grams, starting at 1:25 and ending your pour at 1:40 (6.6 gram per second pour rate)
Let drain completely
Drain should end between 2:35 – 2:55 minutes or brew to taste