Brazil Cerrado Natural
Brazil Cerrado Natural
Brazil Cerrado Arabica - natural 17/18 screen
Sweet and nutty (peanuts) with the signature ashy note of Brazilians, a hint of citrus and a little vanilla surprise on the finish.
Attributes: Full body, lingering finish, low acidity.
Bean Size: Large (17-18 Screen)
Chaff Content: Medium
Dominant Cup Characteristic: Rich complexity with multiple flavor layers.
Flavor Traits: Dark chocolate, ripe fruit, rustic honey/molasses. A bit nutty.
Growing Conditions: Grown in full sun, mechanically harvested, then sun dried on patios
Hardness of the Bean: Moderately dense--softer than high grown Central American coffees
Processing: Natural (Dry)
Roasting: Start with a Full City to Full City + (Medium to Medium Dark). Because Brazilian coffees tend to be grown at lower elevations than Central American coffees, the bean is not as hard so approach it with a gentler roast profile until you get accustomed to it. This coffee benefits from an extended rest (72+ hours).
Recommendation: For people who enjoy coffee with lots of body and low acidity.
The aroma displays spice and nuts. The flavor brings in a big nutty dimension, tempered by flavors of caramel and chocolate. The body is smooth and syrupy. This finish gives a very nice lingering caramel flavor - very good!
Brazil Cerrado Coffee Beans: the highest grade of the famous Brazilian beans, lively and inviting with a smooth, sweet taste. Beans from the Cerrado region have cupped better than those from the Santos region.
Cerrado is a huge region in Brazil, meaning "savanna", or central plateau. Coffee grown in this region is cultivated at an altitude of 200-500 meters above sea level--quite a bit lower than our Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) Central American Coffees. Because Cerrado is a softer bean, some roasters think it shouldn't be roasted overly dark. Other Roasters thinks Cerrado should be roasted dark, but watch out for scorching. Dark roasting brings out an exceptional nutty flavor and enhances the body of the coffee. Our Cerrado is a traditionally natural dry processed coffee. This method creates a complexity of flavors. Brazilian coffees make excellent bases for some very intriguing blends, particularly in espresso. A lot of the very best espresso blends have a Brazilian base. Many of the finest Italian espresso blends are mostly Brazilian coffee. It will add body and sweetness to your blend, and helps form a wonderful crema in your espresso. Since it is a dry processed coffee, it may roast a bit unevenly, but this only adds to the complexity in the cup. It actually makes a fine cup on it's own.