Brazil Pedra Grande -Bourbon Cultivar

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Region South America
Grade Estate
Appearance .6 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations Full City to Full City+
Weight 1 LB
This lot is a pure Bourbon cultivar coffee from Fazenda Pedra Grande from Monte Santo in Minas Gerais state. More specifically, it is in Sul de Minas and this farm looks nothing like what one expects a Brazilian farm to look like. I have not been to the farm yet, but my pal Scott wrote, "Pedra Grande looks more like a Central American finca with steep slopes, shade trees and tracts of untouched forest. It is small by Brazilian standards, producing some 3000 bags a year. It is a small paradise. The worker_‹_s houses actually have carports with cars in them. There is a small lake filled with tilapia. A chicken farm not only produces food, but also that most joyous of coffee fertilizers, chicken poop". The farm has a small plot of old Bourbon, the traditional cultivar named for the island where it was grown, which was in turn named for the French royalty, the Bourbons. The ground coffee has a strong malted milk ball fragrance; sweet, milky chocolate. Add hot water and the aromatics have an herbals aspect, a touch of sasparilla and raw honey. The cup has good heavy density. The flavors are milk chocoalte (actually a bit like cocoa), finishing with a honeyed sweetness. The acidity is very low, but there's enugh to balance out the cup. As it cools the chocolate takes over once again. I cupped this coffee with a lot of full natural Brazil lots that always had some unpleasant edge in the cup; a bitter woody note, weedy herbal flavors; cups that started off strong but some barb stuck out as it cooled. It makes me appreicate this Pedra Grande Bourbon even more, the consistently sweet chocolate and honey sweetness from start to finish, from hot to cold. And of course, it makes great espresso.