Brazil UFO Chegada Natural (Anaerobic Yeast Fermentation) - Green - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Brazil UFO Chegada Natural (Anaerobic Yeast Fermentation) - Green

Country:  Brazil
Region: Minas Gerais
Varietal: Red Catuai
Process: Natural + Anaerobic Yeast Fermentation
Altitude: 1100 MASL
Cupping: Berries, Caramel Apple, Lemon, Black Tea
Recommended Roast: Full City to Full City+

Description: This is not your average Brazil. We love the typical nutty/chocolatey profile you get from most Brazils, but it's not every day you come across a coffee from Minas Gerais, or any growing region in the country for that matter, that has this level of vibrant fruity flavors and intense sweetness.

This lot is comprised of coffee from producers in the State of Minas Gerais who collaborated to each create coffees that were fermented anaerobically for 72 hours, with Selvatech yeast (formulated for improving cup score in coffee). After fermentation, coffees were laid out in thin layers to be sun-dried for uniform drying, and then rested for 30 days before dry milling.

Our producing partner for this UFO Project reported that coffees scored between 82-83 before yeast fermentation, and scored 85-87 after fermentation.

Lastly, this coffee came about as we met a producer from Brazil who works with coffee from a region of Brazil that has a history of UFO encounters! He wanted to do something fun with the art to match this coffees fun flavor profile. Read more about the UFO incident here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Very different and interesting

First time roasting an anaerobically fermented bean. There is definitely some fermentation acid funk going on. I haven't loved it as a pourover, but both I and my wife really liked it as an espresso in a small flat white. Lots of wild fruit and juicy too. I roasted on my Freshroast to around 410F with around 11% weight loss. I will go a little darker on the next batch, but we like this one a lot.

This is a winner

I have purchased this bean a couple of times. Every roast profile I have tried has opened up different flavors. From blueberry to wine to a complex liqueur. I have 5 pounds left, but might need to go back for more. I'm surprised it isn't all gone.

Wonderful Surprise

I typically do not like Brazilian beans, but decided to give this a try, as I love anaerobic processed coffees. I am so glad I did. I roasted to a Full City, and was met by a delightful, sweet, Brazilian taste, with the funky anaerobic complexity on the back end. Wonderfully complex cup. I bought more, and will try to roast it lighter after seeing they are selling it as a medium roast. Can recommend this for anyone who needs an exciting, but daily-able coffee to drink. Equally good as pour over or drip


I absolutely loved this coffee. Great as coffee or single origin espresso.


People put a lot of effort into creating blends to accomplish what this coffee can by itself. Sweetness, rich flavor and fruity.

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