Pe de Cedro Brazil
This means the estate follows environmentally friendly practices and uses the approved coffee varieties.
Unlike many of the farms in Brazil, all harvesting at Pe de Cedro is done manually.
One of the essential coffee practices is processing cherries the same day of harvesting. Pe de Cedro uses a classic Pinhalense machine for de-pulping.
This removes the cherry skin and basically all mucilage from the parchment.
This parchment then goes to the drying patio.
The quality team spreads out the parchment in a thin layer for drying.
They watch over the drying process, raking the parchment regularly so the beans dry slowly and uniformly.