Starbucks Reserve® Brazil Peaberry Yellow Bourbon
Rich and smooth with notes of soft brown sugar, almond paste and a hint of red currant.
Almond and red currant.
Enjoy this with:
A passion fruit tart and samba music in the air.
- At a Glance
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Producer: Grown on the Samambaia farm located in Sul de Minas, Brazil
Elevation: 3,600-3,900 feet (1,100-1,200 meters)
Coffee Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Processing Method: Pulped Natural
This coffee is grown on the Samambaia farm, a fourth generation farm that has been in the family since 1896. Located in Sul de Minas, Brazil, this region is known as the “Vertentes” (Vertex) region at the top of the mountains that divide the flow of water going into the main rivers of Brazil. A consistent cool climate and the farms’ high elevation makes the perfect environment to grow this premium coffee.
This coffee is processed using a method called “pulped natural” by which the cherry is removed but a thin layer of sticky mucilage stays on the bean. The coffee is then dried without the fermentation stage that is typical of Latin American coffees.
Of the thousands of coffees we encounter in our search for the best, only a precious few are deemed exceptional enough to become Starbucks Reserve® coffees, offered only for limited times at select stores.
- Product Details
While red-skin bourbons are most common, the natural variation of the Yellow Bourbon is celebrated for its vibrant yellow coffee cherry.
The striking yellow color and the single rounded bean known as peaberry, found in less than 10-percent of the coffee cherries, make this coffee truly a unique find. This Bourbon varietal is far less common than the red varietel. Adding to that rarity is its shape - a single rounded bean, found in less than 10% of all coffee cherries. Grown on the family-owned Samambaia farm in Sul de Minas, Brazil, this coffee is processed using a unique "pulped natural" method, which infuses each bean with intense, concentrated flavors.