Jacu Bird Coffee - LIMITED EDITION
Jacu Bird Coffee - LIMITED EDITION
Jacu Bird Coffee - LIMITED EDITION
Jacu Bird Coffee - LIMITED EDITION
Jacu Bird Coffee - LIMITED EDITION
Jacu Bird Coffee - LIMITED EDITION

Jacu Bird Coffee - LIMITED EDITION

Vendor
Brasil Specialty Coffee
Regular price
$30.00
Sale price
$30.00
Tax included.
Quantity must be 1 or more

 

LOT 1

PRODUCER: Carlos Abel Dutra Garcia

FARM: Sítio Família Garcia

INSTAGRAM: @carlosabeldutragarcia

LOCATION: Matas de Minas, Alto Caparaó | MG

ALTITUDE: 1170 masl

VARIETY: Catucaí 785/15, Yellow Catuaí 2SL, Yellow and Red Burbom, Red Catuaí 44, Arara

DRIED: Raised bed

SIEVE: 16up

PROCESS: Jacu Bird Coffee

NOTES: Honey, brown sugar, sugarcane, caramel

ROAST: Filter

 

LOT 2 - Sold out

PRODUCER: Douglas Ruam Emerick

FARM: Sítio Palmeiras Emerick

INSTAGRAM: @sitiopalmeirasemerick

LOCATION: Caparaó, Martins Soares | MG

ALTITUDE: 1100 masl

VARIETY: Red Catuaí, Yellow Catuaí, Catucaí 785/15

DRIED: Raised bed

SIEVE: 16up

PROCESS: Jacu Bird Coffee

NOTES: Sugarcane, honey, caramel

ROAST: Filter

 

LOT 3

PRODUCER: Sergio Marcos Viana

FARM: Sítio Recanto do Sauá

INSTAGRAM: @cafesaua

LOCATION: Caparaó, Alto Jequitibá | MG

ALTITUDE: 1200 masl

VARIETY: Red Catuaí 144

DRIED: Raised bed

SIEVE: 16up

PROCESS: Jacu Bird Coffee

NOTES: Caramel, sugarcane, molasses, honey

ROAST: Filter

 

The Jacuguaçu or Jacuaçu (scientific name Penelope obscura) is a wild bird & endangered species that freely inhabits the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. The most common name in reference to this bird is “Jacu”, a word in Tupi which is an extinct Indigenous Brazilian language. This word in the Tupi language summarizes part of the birds nature as it means "what eats grains”.

The Jacu Bird were once known as a pest to coffee producers as they would attack the coffee plantations, selecting only the best, healthiest and most ripe coffee cherries to eat. The birds themselves don’t have a stomach, only crop and intestines and feed on the soft part of the fruit, the pulp and the skin of the coffee cherry, eliminating the intact coffee beans which results in a natural fermentation of the coffee.

Why is this coffee so rare and expensive? To produce this coffee, farmers need to follow the birds in the coffee plantations, knowing their habits so they can collect the expelled coffee as soon as possible to start the cleaning and drying process. The production of this coffee is done entirely by hand, requires a significant amount of walking and hard work when considering the small amount of product.

A special mention to the three producers of this limited edition coffee, Carlos Abel Dutra Garcia (Sítio Família Garcia), Douglas Ruam Emerick (Sítio Palmeiras Emerick) and Sergio Marcos Viana (Sítio Recanto do Sauá).