A great fresh arrival! We have been getting a lot of this coffee for three years now and are impressed, every year is a little better than the last. The pulped natural processing really makes the more creamy chocolaty factor come out while reducing a bit of the traditional Brazilian nuttiness.
Coming from a family owned farms in the Mantiqueira de Minas region within the state Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Mantiqueira de Minas region has a protected designation of origin (PDO) because of the regions renowned coffee reputation and optimal growing conditions.
The region is comprised of 25 municipalities with more than 9,000 producers, nearly 90 percent considered small producers. These small producers are organized through cooperatives that operate in the region to bring their coffee to the international market. This collective of small producers is distinct in Brazil where lots often come from larger estates that use highly mechanized processing strategies to manage larger volumes.
Tasting Notes: Smooth, clean, full bodied and lower acidity; this is a very tasty Brazilian. With lighter roasts, one can detect just a hint of acidity, a little floral upfront but balanced with a fuller body and dry complex chocolate like tones, far less nutty than most. One will still detect a hint of a nutty in the aftertaste for sure but its pretty neutral with a sweet edge. Medium roasts are where we thought this cup to shine, almost no acidity, a milky body and pretty straight forward and neutral, sweet edged tones. Darker roasts add some strength and accentuate the dryer chocolaty tones adding in some roasty smoky tones to the mix, which many will love.
Roasting Notes: Being pulped natural processed bean, these beans do have a higher chaff content but shouldn’t prove to be a challenge for any roaster. A very stand up lot, will hold up light to dark but most will be in the medium to dark roast category. Can come off just a little grassy and acidic at the super light roasts.