RFA Brasilian Ground Coffee 227g Grumpy Mule, Rainforest Alliance details and description
Grumpy Mule Bazillian Rainforest Alliance certified ground coffee comes from Daterra, Estates, Minas Gerais, Brasil. This ground coffee is a mellow, beautifully balanced, award winning coffee.
Tasting notes: Caramel, biscuit and hazelnut
Please note. Grumpy Mule's omni-grind coffees are ground to suite cafetieres, filters and percolators
Daterra is over 20 years old and it was born to be a high quality and sustainable coffee producer, good to people and the environment. The Estate is located in Cerrado region (Minas Gerais) with the nearest large city being Uberlandia, a three hour drive away. The estate is split over several farms all within 20 minutes’ drive; Tabuoes, Boa Vista, Buriti, Santo Inacio and Santa Antonio, Boa Vista being also being home to the main administration, processing and R & D facilities. Another mill is found at Tabuoes.
The total size of the estate is 6800 ha of which 2800 ha are planted with coffee, the rest of the estate is preserved in its natural state of cerrado savannah. Cerrado Mineiro is a relatively new coffee region with high altitude, flat area, average temperature (19 to 24 Celsius all year) and dry summer, ideal conditions for growing and harvesting coffee.
A center for research in agronomy and coffee varietals, Daterra is divided into mini-farms, where coffee varietals are carefully planted according to the specific soil conditions. Harvest is done mechanically from May to August, although tree are often harvest in stages with tops harvested weeks before the main tree production. While the main output is natural and pulped natural, similar to the main production from the cerrado region, small quantities are fully washed processed. Daterra has been recognised as one of the best coffee producers in the world by Cup of Excellence and Rainforest Alliance Cupping Quality. Several of the World Champion Baristas have used Daterra coffees and the Estate now sponsors the WBC.
Member of Brazil Speciality Coffee Association
Grumpy Mule is our local coffee roastery - based in Holmfirth and we at Steenbergs love them for their dedication, enthusiasm and ethics!
Grumpy Mule's relationship coffees are true classics of the coffee world, harvested and processed by producers, driven by quality for their product and care for their local environment.
Grumpy Mule develops long term relationships with these producers and work with them from season to season.
The relationship range includes unique coffee, sourced form single family farms and estates, ensuring that each coffee is fairly traded.