We’ve been sourcing coffees from Rio Brilhante for many years now, and Fosforico’s flavor balances both the sweet fruits and heavy nuts in Brilhante coffees from years past. Fosforico is a great coffee for those looking to dip their toes in the water of natural coffee without jumping into the deep end.
Rio Brilhante sits in a micro-region in Minas Gerais known for its well-defined seasons, consistent rain, and overall favorable climate for producing coffee–natural process coffee, specifically. Rio Brilhante is run by Inácio Urban, who has been growing coffee for over 40 years. Urban is also joined by his children, Erika and Fernando. In 2017 they placed 2nd in the Imaflora - Rainforest Alliance and 3rd in the Cerrado Mineiro regional competition. In 2020 the farm was awarded first place in the Ethics and Traceability Award given to farms for their commitment and development of programs to develop people, preserve the environment, and promote responsible agribusiness. The farm is also UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, and 4C certified.
Region: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Elevation: 900 - 1,150 masl
Varietal: Bourbon, Catuai, Catucai, Topázio, Arara
Tasting Notes: Amaretto, Berry, Chocolate