A richly sweet natural lot, produced by Vinicius and the Ignotti family in the Cerrado Mineiro region
Producer: Vinicius Wagner Ignotti
Region: Cerrado Mineiro
Altitude: 1050 masl
Harvest: September 2020
Optimal brew beyond: Filter: 7 days | Espresso: 21 days
RRP for 250g: 108 kr.
RRP for 1 kg: 396 kr.
About the coffee:
Vinicius Wagner Ignotti is the fourth generation to produce coffee in his family. Vinicius’ parents, Ricardo and Lúcia, initially inherited a small plot of land near the Chapadao de Ferro volcano in 1986, and were able to expand in the intervening years. During this massive expansion of Brazilian coffee, and of agriculture generally, these early movers were able to expand their lands considerably, diversifying into different regions and crops. In 2016, they purchased Fazenda Caixetas, a short drive to the north, near the city of Guimarânia. This was to be Vinicius’ first project, where he took full control of farm operations after years of experience working with his parents. Although the family now had a significant area of farm land, they saw an opportunity to increase their profit by focussing on specialty coffee, and Vinicius took the lead on this project at Caixetas.
It was on their second harvest that they produced their first specialty lots, with a focus on cherry sorting and careful fermentation and drying. Since these first lots in 2018, quality has continued to improve, and through their relationship with CafeBras and Ally Coffee, the Ignotti family have continued to receive better prices for their higher quality lots. This lot is of the Acauã varietal, planted by Vinicius in his pursuit of quality. The mix of high quality Mundo Novo, and the high yielding disease-resistant Sarchimor, creates a rather hardy plant, with some remaining hybrid vigour leading to excellent yields. Like most coffees in the Cerrado Mineiro region, this lot underwent natural processing, leading to a deep caramel sweetness, while holding onto some aromatic and jammy orange notes.