Starbucks Reserve® Brazil Bourbon Rio Verde
A fitting tribute to a coffee-growing paradise
To find the century-old Rio Verde farm, we went deep into the Serra de Mantiqueira Mountains and climbed nearly 4,300 feet above sea level. Here among waterfalls and native forestland, gentle ocean breezes are complemented by 63 inches of rain per year to create the perfect place to grow excellent coffee.
Starbucks Reserve® Brazil Bourbon Rio Verde is processed using the pulped natural method. Instead of fermenting, it dries naturally under the tropical sun with much of the mucilage still attached. The resulting coffee has a creamy finish with notes of sweet plum and milk chocolate. We love it with citrus fruit, chocolate, nuts, and red and black stone fruits (like plums).
- Producer: Rio Verde (Brazil)
- Elevation: 2,600-4,300 feet (800-1,350 meters)
- Variety: Bourbon
- Processing Method: Pulped Natural
- Tasting Notes: Sweet plum and milk chocolate
- Body: Medium/Full
- Acidity: Light/Medium