Brazil Don Jose Maria Yellow Catuai

Brazil Don Jose Maria Yellow Catuai


This is yet another great coffee from Fazenda Serrinha, one of four farms owned and managed by Don Jose Maria de Oliveira. Serrinha is actually the first farm he started, erecting himself after purchasing the land back in 2004. The farm is planted in five different cultivars, Topazio, Acaia, red and yellow Bourbon, red and yellow Catuai. This is a lot separation of Yellow Catuai. The farm is located in the growing-region of Campos Altos, the town itself sitting at 1000 meters, and Serrinha farm tops out around 1200 meters above sea level This particular coffee is dry processed, meaning the whole cherry is picked from the tree and then laid out to dry for roughly 30 days, after which the dried cherry and parchment layer are mechanically removed. This type of processing tends to impart some fruited flavor on the seed, as well as mute acidity, and produce big body.

Our roast has the aroma of rustic fruit and nut flavors with a layer of bittersweetness that imparts smokey cocoa roast tones.. Fruit and berry notes, with hints of blackberry wine and berry pulp, and earth-toned cacao underscores the cup profile.

This coffee is part of the 'Farm Gate' program from our friends at The Coffee Shrub, which means they have negotiated directly with the farmer, and guarantee prices that are at least 50%, and often more than 100%, over fair trade.

*** All prices are per pound ***

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Photo: Rows of coffee in full bloom.  Cover: Sunset at Church San Francisco de Paula in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil.