Brazil Cerrado 17/18 is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Cocamar Cooperativa Agroindustrial (COCAMAR), a cooperative located in the municipality of Maringá in the state of Paraná, Brazil. COCAMAR was founded by a group of 43 coffee producers in 1963. The current membership has grown to 13,000, and includes producers from municipalities in the state of Paraná, São Paulo, and Mato Grosso. In addition to coffee, members of COCAMAR diversify their incomes with the production of soybeans, corn, wheat, and oranges. The milling facility at COCAMAR is renowned for its strict quality control measures and protection of the environment.
The aroma is very nutty and sweet. There was a surprising hint of smoke on the palate. Full bodied and low acidity – this is a traditional tasting Brazil – thick, creamy, nutty and semi-sweet. At the darker roasts a very sweet first taste, almost a little fruity, and then quickly turns darker-toned with a bakers chocolate and slightly toasted walnut flavor. Great blend base for espresso or adding body with darker tones – many will love it as an S/O drinker.
A pretty versatile bean, although we wouldn’t recommend a light roast. Medium roast will be smoother and more neutral tasting. A darker roasted will bring out the smoky and chocolate notes that most will shoot for. This would be a great bean for blends.