Brazil Carmo de Cachoeira BOM SUCCESO

  • Sweet & sugary
  • Big body & low acidity
  • Dark chocolate notes

Producer: Jose Vitor Luz

Farm Size: 8 hectares

Altitude: around 1000 masl

Region: Minas Gerais

Processing: Natural

Variety: Yellow Catuai

Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: A new season and switching our most important Brazil IAN coffee from Pulped Natural to Natural processing.

Why? Every crop is a different ball game and this years crop is visibly less fruity and fatty than a year earlier. Most Pulped Naturals are a little bit cleaner, but we miss sweetness and thickness this year, which is always more present with Natural processed coffees.

Most of the times do naturals tend to be too earthy, but at the BOM SUCCESO Fazenda, managed by Jose Vitor Luz and his wife Luiza, they were able to keep this all within decent measures.  All cherries from this Single Estate coffee is handpicked and dried 28 days on the patio. After that the coffee is transferred to the dry mill where it is put to rest another three months before shipping it to Antwerp.

Brazil Mantiqueira de Minas SITIO BELA VISTA

  • Wild on funk and fruit
  • Tropical, sweet and juicy
  • Candy like banana and stonefruit

Producer: Fernanda de Jesus Souza

Processing: Natural

Variety: Red Catuai

Importer: Nordic Approach

Rob Says: Our funkiest Brazil of the year. You can taste some fermented fruit in this natural processed coffee. Maybe not to everybody’s liking, but i think it’s very nice.

Fernanda is a fourth generation coffee producer and remembers her parents producing coffee from earliest memories. Her farm Sitio Bela Vista is a small farm of only 4.5 hectares, where she is only producing Natural coffees with the support of her husband Rodrigo de Melo Souza. Their mill is called Congonhal.

THIS COFFEE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE THE SECOND HALF OF FEBRUARY 2019

Brazil Sul de Minas Fazenda BOTA FORA

  • Fat Body
  • Buttery Mouthfeel
  • “Snickers in a cup”

Producer: Maria de Fátima Silva Marques da Fonseca

Location: Carmo de Minas

Variety: Yellow Bourbon

Processing: Pulped Natural

Exporter: Cocariva

Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: A real winter espresso coffee this Bota Fora, which tastes chocolate and nutty and still clean enough to please our taste buds.

This particular lot is carefully processed without fermentation, a process coined as ‘Pulped-Natural’ processing. Here, the skin is removed from the cherry, leaving the fruity mucilage intact throughout the drying process. Machinery is eventually used to wash away the mucilage creating a sweet yet consistently clean and vibrant cup that’s difficult to achieve through traditional natural processing.

NORMALLY WE START ROASTING THIS COFFEE AT THE END OF NOVEMBER

Brazil Minas Gerais RED DIAMOND Natural

  • Medium body
  • Notes of red fruit & pine tree nuts
  • Low acidity and very long after taste

Cultivation Area: Cerrado Mineiro

Producers: Miguel Carlos da Silva & Antonio Fenato

Altitude: 900 to 1000 masl

Variety: Catuai 162 & Yellow Catuai IAC-62

Processing: Natural

Importers: Daarnhouwer

Rob Says: Natural Brazils are the most popular coffees in the world. Not directly due to its taste notes, but mainly because people are used to its nutty and rough sides. Lots of people think coffee needs to taste this way.

At Caffenation we see coffee as fruit and in general promote cleaner and brighter beans, but it’s nice to vary and offer from time to time an espresso coffee with a bit more body and lower acidity, like this Red Diamond.

WE EXPECT THIS COFFEE TO BE ROASTED THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL

Brazil Sul de Minas PE DE CEDRO Estate

  • Full bodied
  • Smooth and balanced cup
  • Notes of Chocolate, grapes and raisins

Producer: Edson Morais de Barros

Processing: Natural

Variety: Yellow Bourbon

Location: Pouso Alto

Altitude: 1000 – 1250m

Exporter: Cocariva

Importer: 32 Cup Coffee Merchants

Rob Says: Every year we try to pick one or two typical Brazilians coffees, mainly with the focus on espresso brewing.

This years pick is a smooth but powerful Yellow Bourbon produced in an environmental friendly way at the slopes of the Serra da Mantiqueira mountains. All beans are picked by hand and the processing, with state-of-the-art machinery, starts the same day of the harvesting. This all brings quality up and that you can taste in your cup.

THIS COFFEE IS FORSEEN FOR DECEMBER 2017