Brazil - Carmo de Minas Fazenda Sertao, Natural
$4.27 per pound
||Caramel, cherry, coconut, cinnamon roll, star anise|
||Lemon, citric, tame|
||Peanut butter, lemon meringue, walnut, shortbread cookie, banana|
||Light weight, 1% milk|
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Brazil is a great coffee for roasters that want a balanced and approachable cup with mild acidity. It works very well as a foundational component in a blend, adding balance in flavor while managing costs. As the largest producer of coffee in the world, Brazil is typically available at any time of the year. The reliability and affordability of a green like this make it a mainstay for our green coffee menu.
When we look for a coffee from Brazil, we seek out notes of chocolate and nuts with a solid tactile experience. Sometimes, Brazils can taste strongly of malt or grains, and they can be a little too generic. When we find a Brazil with a bit more complexity while maintaining a classic profile, we know we've struck gold.
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At lighter roast levels, roasters can expect lively flavors of lemon pastry and peanut butter. At medium roast levels, more caramel and chocolate start to appear in the cup. When you start hearing early signs of second crack, the cup is smooth with notes of toasted nuts and bakers' chocolate
Brazils make terrific blenders. Lean on this green in your espresso or drip coffee blend anywhere from 30%-60% as a foundational component for base notes. It's a true "coffee flavored coffee" and serves as an excellent canvas for other origins to shine.
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RoastPATH® profile recorded on an MCR-6 while roasting a 5.53 kilogram batch.
|5:14||Green < Yellow|
Region: Minas Gerais
Farm: Fazenda Sertao
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Process Method: Natural
Altitude: 1100-1400 masl
RoastPATH® ID: CI076-A02-1269
This farm has a love story behind it: Among the first generation of coffee growers in this area was Jose Isidro Pereira, a dentist-turned–coffee producer who inherited Fazenda Sertao from his mother when she passed away—an incident that ended his dentistry career but put him on a path to coffee farming. In 1949, Jose Isidro met the "love of his life," Nazareth, who continues to run the farm her husband left in her care. Nazareth and Jose Isidro's children—Francisco, Luiz Paulo, Clycia, and Sandra—are also coffee producers, carrying on the family tradition.
Fazenda Sertao is an 850-hectare farm with 330 hectares planted in coffee trees of several varieties, including Red and Yellow Bourbon, Yellow Catucai, and Yellow Catuai. The farm also grows bananas and corn and is used to raise dairy livestock.