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Bom Jardim

Bom Jardim

Sweet and softly fruity Arara varietal lot by Jacqueline Borges Machado, reminiscent of cherry and dark chocolate. 

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Coffee Expression Arara produces excellent cups, with high sweetness and pronounced fruit character, here reminiscent of soft cherry atop the traditional dark chocolate character of Cerrado.

Producer Jacqueline Borges Machado has only been in coffee full time for 5 years, but her family history with the crop goes back generations.

Whole Bean Coffee / Both for filter and espresso

Brewing Advise

Water is one of the most critical components of an excellent coffee experience. We recommend using mineral water of a soft Total Dissolved Solids count, ideally below 150 ppm. 

Rested coffee During the resting process, harsh and astringent flavors, which can even be perceived as a ‘roast’ character, soften out, allowing a clearer and brighter expression of the coffee’s character to shine.  

We recommend resting our coffees for at least 10 days after the roast date, and we often find excellent results, especially for particularly dense coffees, beyond 6 weeks.

Brewing Our straightforward approach to coffee carries over into brewing. We recommend our roasted coffee for all brew methods, regardless of whether it is immersion, percolation or espresso. We believe that there is one correct way to roast a single coffee, roasting lightly, in such a way as to release its innate qualities and showcase its quality. Learn more about different brewing techniques and specific brew guides here.

Technical Data

Producer Jacqueline Borges Machado

Region Cerrado Mineiro

Altitude 1000 masl

Varietal Arara

Process Natural

Harvest August 2023

Taste Expression Sweet & Balanced

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· Coffee is roasted to order

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Bom Jardim

Jacqueline Borges Machado has only been in coffee full time for 5 years, but her family history with the crop goes back generations. When she took over in 2019, she pushed a new direction for Bom Jardim, investing in new machinery and infrastructure in order to chase more sustainable practices on the farm. New management plans mean more considered use of chemicals, and more ‘reserve’ area on the farm, left to wild forest. She has also begun to bring her children into the business, sharing her love for coffee and the importance of sustainable practices for the future of the industry.

Arara

This lot was naturally processed, from a plot of the Arara varietal at Bom Jardim. Arara is a relatively new varietal, a natural crossing between Obata and Catuai that was discovered in 1988, but not stabilised and released for farmers until 2012. Arara is one of the most popular varietals across the growing regions of Minas Gerais, with many young plantations coming into full production over the past few seasons. Arara is resistant to leaf rust and to drought, so is well suited to the dry and hot conditions in Cerrado Mineiro. It also produces excellent quality cups, with high sweetness and pronounced fruit character, here reminiscent of soft cherry atop the traditional dark chocolate character of Cerrado.

Cerrado Mineiro 

The region of Cerrado Mineiro is part of the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. In 2013 the region became the first in Brazil to be granted a protected designation of origin certificate, similar to Champagne or Scotch whisky. To qualify for the title ‘Cerrado’, the coffees must be speciality grade (80+) and grown above 800 masl in the Cerrado Mineiro region. The 4500 producers of the Cerrado region produce 6 million bags of coffee a year, from 210,000 hectares of coffee growing lands. 

Most of the land here is at quite low altitude compared to much of the coffee we buy here at La Cabra, and is flatter, rather than on more mountainous terrain. The region has characteristic and distinct seasons, with a wet warm summer, and a dry winter, leading to more consistency in growing conditions between years. The dry climate during harvest means less issues with drying coffees, part of the reason so many high quality naturals are produced here.

Minas Gerais