Cup Profile: Grape-like, Cocoa, Citrus, Smooth and Clean
Country: Brazil. Producer: Antonio Marcos do Carmo. Preparation: Natural. Terroir: Café de Minas Farm, Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais
Genetics: Yellow Catuaí 62 and Red Catuaí 99. Altitude: 1180 m. Cup Score: 83.5. Sourcing: Ally Coffee
With its gentle hills and solid weather, Cerrado Mineiro is one of the best regions in Brazil to produce stable coffees with high quality and a repeatable profile. Not to mention the much needed volume to quench the thirst of coffee drinkers all over the globe. Locally produced coffees are known for chocolatey notes, rich body and velvety texture. We might as well call it “espresso land”. This lot impressed us for its delicate sweetness with a touch of citrus and grapes. The creamy body carries a subtle yet lingering taste of cocoa. It has the sweetness needed to make a great espresso and enough delicacy to brew a most pleasant filter.