Fazenda Edio Miranda is 40 hectares of coffee trees of selected varieties, harvested by hand by 15 staff and processed by the Miranda family – Senhor Edio and Dona Cida are joined by their children Adreia and Renato. At the age of 76, Senhor Edio still cups the coffee personally to discern the flavour profile and dictate the processing techniques. The lot we have selected for the April 2019 Bean of the Month is honey processed. This means that the skin of the cherry is removed from the beans and the sweet flesh of the cherry is allowed to dry onto the coffee, creating a sticky honey-like effect. The beans are then washed before being thoroughly dried and sent for export. This process elevates the sweetness of the coffee, highlighting the chocolate and caramel flavours while creating a creamy body and mild, balanced acidity.