The Camocim Estate, with just 50 hectares of land under coffee cultivation, is one of the smallest coffee plantations in Brazil. Located in Pedra Azul, Espirito Santo, the small coffee estate is home to a native South American bird called the Jacu.
Wild Animal Beans
These indigenous birds inhabit the forest and feast on only the very ripest coffee cherries produced in the forest shade. Once theJacu birdhas ingested the cherry, it goes through its digestive system and the local villagers collect the odourless droppings, composed of the extremelyrare coffee beans, and transport them to the drying areas where they are dried, cleaned and stored in their parchment for up to three months.
The result of this labourious, unique process is a sweet, full-bodiedspeciality coffeemore acidic than typically found in the region, with a clean, smooth aftertaste and no bitterness.
A natural occuring mutation of the normal coffee cherry, whereby only a single bean is produced. These smaler, round beans are characterised by their sweetness and robust flavour.
Unroasted Green Coffee Beans.