28 Mar '17, 4pm

Better With Age: Fermenting Coffee On Fazenda Margarida In Brazil

Better With Age: Fermenting Coffee On Fazenda Margarida In Brazil

For a long time, the idea of a good cup of coffee has been synonymous with beans just arrived from the farm, roasted during the last few days, and ground right before preparation. In the coffee market, freshness has always been essential to good beverages. But now, in a nation itself synonymous with coffee, the aphorism that preaches “the fresher the better” is being questioned. One of the questioners is Brazilian farmer Mariano Martins, founder of Martins Café . He has been experimenting with fermentation since 2006, when he quit his job at a bank to dedicate himself to his family’s coffee farm Fazenda Margarida, in the interior state of São Paulo. The techniques evolved as a way to face the excess of humidity in his area—rains are constant in the region of São Gabriel city, where his family’s crops are planted. In the last decade, Martins has learned to dominate the worl...

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