Brazil Sweet Yellow Bourbon Daterra Estate

Rainforest Alliance Certified

Aroma & Tasting Notes

Apricot      Chocolate      Graham Cracker     Jasmine

Roast Level

Rich medium roast

100% Specialty Grade Arabica

More Info

Our Brazil Sweet Yellow Bourbon is the highest quality specialty coffee available and is graded strictly soft.

Coffee Origin: Cerrado Region, South America

Coffee Certifications: Rainforest Alliance, ISO 14001, UTZ Certified & PEA (Program for Environmental Adequacy)

This sweet yellow bourbon reveals an elegant brown sugar aroma with hints of passion fruit and warm spices. The flavor of toasted pecans, caramel, malty grains and honey entices you to explore the rich & creamy body while the cup finishes with graham cracker, nougat, and milk chocolate as it cools.

Bourbon Yellow

Score: 86-87
Process: Pulped
Sensory: The most self-explanatory coffee in our menu: this is a yellow bourbon varietal, and only the ripest cherries are selected here to make this bright cup with notes of yellow fruits and sugar cane, medium body, and sweetness reminiscent of brown sugar.
Keywords: Yellow and citric fruits, sugar cane, brown sugar sweetness, bright acidity.
Harvesting: Selective mechanical
Drying: Patio + Drum drier
Screen: 16/18
Package: Penta Box®
Best for: Espresso; Drip

The Cerrado Region

Steady climate, dry-fresh winters, warm-wet summers. Dry winds in pleasantly hot days and refreshingly cool nights. Sounds like the dream place for one’s vacation. In fact it is the perfect condition for amazing beans to be grown. This is what you find in the region where Daterra farms are located.

Our farms in the city of Patrocínio are the oldest coffee plantations in Brazilian Cerrado region, and it is amongst the best coffee producing areas in the country. All plantations are located at an average altitude of over 3.000 ft and some terroirs are around 4.000 ft.

Wind, sun and soil are exceptional for Arabica trees. The diverse altitudes and microclimates create conditions that will later surprise the palate with a large range of flavors from velvet-chocolaty to bright-flowery profiles.

Coffee connoisseurs and world barista champions often visit the farms, and we work together to learn innovative processes for coffee cherries and creating new micro-lots of exceptional coffees.


Sustainable agriculture was still quite unknown for Brazil at the time we started our coffee endeavors. How can one take something from earth without harming it? Simple: we borrow it, and then we give back.

It is not only about producing the best coffee of the world. It is about producing coffee for a better world.

  • 1st Rainforest Alliance Farm in Brazil;
  • Sustainable farm model by Illy in 2008;
  • 1st Climate-friendly farm verified to meet the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s Climate Module.
  • Winner of the prize “Prêmio Fazenda Sustentável 2015” by Globo Rural, Brazil’s major agricultural magazine, as the most sustainable farm in the country

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