This is a Fine Cup (FC) and Strictly Soft (SS), the highest cup category in the Brazilian coffee grading.
As the world’s largest coffee producer, Brazilian lots often come from larger estates that use highly mechanized processing strategies to manage larger volumes. The Mogiana region, split between the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, is the most renowned of three major Brazilian growing regions. This region has rolling hills and uneven terrain lending to farms that are small to medium in size.
Mogiana has rolling hills and uneven terrain lending to farms that are small to medium in size. As the world’s largest coffee producer, Brazilian lots often come from larger estates that use highly mechanized processing strategies to manage larger volumes.
A very fresh and tasty Brazil! The aroma is very nutty and sweet with some fruity overtones. Full bodied and low acidity – this is a traditional tasting Brazil – thick, creamy, nutty and semi-sweet with fruity and chocolaty accents. Many will love it as a single origin drinker but also works very nice as a blend base.
A nice large screen and even roasting for a natural. Medium to high chaff. Although a clean decently rated cup, avoid light roasts unless you like real dry nutty tones, with it being decently lower acidity, cup comes together at a medium roast and tastes very nice into the darker roasts. For blending, we suggest right at the 2nd crack or darker for neutral taste and good body. For single origin drinking, we would suggest more in the medium roast range for a bit mellower and sweeter cup.
Each producer cultivates and harvest their own cherries and places them on patios to dry to 15 percent moisture after which the coffee is moved to mechanical driers to precisely finish the drying to 11 percent moisture. Coffee is carefully stored until it is time for milling and export, which all takes place at the Cooxupé dry mill where traceability and quality control are carefully managed so each producer can be paid according to the quality of their coffee.