Brazil Sertao Carmo de Minas

This is one of the cleaner and sweeter Brazils we have cupped from the higher ranks of Specialty preparation this year. Light roasts have a transparent honey sweetness, hazelnut-toasted almond roast tone, and a pleasantly tea aspect in the finish (green tea/ assam). The darker roast levels we did for espresso shots also cup really well, and make a nice brewed cup. Full City has toasted graham cracker with rich bittersweet chocolate, and dark caramelized sugar sweetness. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Pulp Natural
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Pulp Natural
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Lot size 125bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon, Catuai, Mundo Novo
Grade 15+
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations This does well with a wide range of roasts, City+ through Full City+. See the review for a description of the related roast flavors.
Weight 1
This coffee is from Carmo de Minas region, adjacent to the large farm we have bought many times, that of Nazareth Dias Pereira. The coffee is grown at 1100 meters, and this lot is a mix of cultivars with the majority being Catuai, Mundo Novo and Bourbon. While there are other areas in Brazil that produce some fine coffees in respect to the classic Brazil flavor profile, I feel we have found consistently good lots in the Carmo zone. Here there is a bit more altitude than most of the Cerrado coffees, and certainly more than Mogiana farms. The cultivars are generally the same as the other zones, but I feel the processing, while still on a large scale, has a good quality focus. And I really like how these coffees perform in espresso.
The dry fragrance has raw cocoa nibs scent, dark honey, with semi-sweet chocolate dominating the darker roast levels, and a hint of savory miso. The wet aroma sweetens up considerably and casts an image of the coffee as caramelly, with vanilla and maple in the lighter roast, with more pungent, roasty bittersweets at Full City level and darker. This is one of the cleaner and sweeter Brazils we have cupped from the higher ranks of Specialty preparation this year. Light roasts have a transparent honey sweetness, hazelnut-toasted almond roast tone, and a pleasantly tea aspect in the finish (green tea/ assam). The darker roast levels we did for espresso shots also cup really well, and make a nice brewed cup. Full City has toasted graham cracker with rich bittersweet chocolate, dark caramelized sugar sweetness, and a tangy, somewhat carbony finish. It still retains much of the sweetness of the lighter roast level though, as the cup cools. This coffee is ideal for either a SO espresso or a very clean blend base under accent coffees of your choice (although I would pick Ethiopias!)