Short & Sweet
Origin: Carmo de Minas region of Brazil
Roast Level: Medium
Flavor Notes: Cocoa, lemon, lime, chocolate and almond flavors; sweet with citric acidity and a smooth mouthfeel.
This single origin medium roast coffee boasts a natural processed yellow bourbon variety bean. The Brazil single origin coffee offers a smooth wholesome flavor of cocoa, chocolate, and almond flavors with a hint of lemon-lime. South American beans, like this one, are known for their rich cocoa flavors. This naturally processed coffee originates from Carmo de Minas, a region of Brazil, where it undergoes only a natural process leaving a mild flavor rounding out the cocoa finish.
We've been known to use this coffee with your normal drip system, as well as with the pour-over method, and an occasional espresso shot.
The Pereira family has been growing coffee in Carmo de Minas since 1979. When they first started managing the 215-hectare coffee farm at Fazenda Santa Ines, they opted to plant new varieties and update the work model in order to improve the quality and productivity of the farmland. During this time, the Carmo de Minas region was experiencing problems with the quality of the coffee. The family hired experts to help improve quality, implement new harvesting/processing techniques, and utilize the newest farm technology available. Since making these changes, the coffees from Santa Ines have stood out in regional and national contests. In 2005, a sample from Fazenda Santa Ines won first place in Cup of Excellence Brazil, with a world-record 95.85 score.
The farm is planted with Catucai, yellow and red catuai, yellow and red bourbon, and acaia on about 100 hectares. The annual coffee production is around 4,000 bags. The farm is also known for banana and corn production, as well as dairy cows.