The first notes that hit you when you open this bag is the sweet bubblegum-like scent. Which is unique and delightful at first, but this quirk tires out pretty quickly. It steers away from an enjoyable cup, and becomes rather overbearing. We thought we would like the uniqueness, but unfortunately for us, we did not like it after the first few sips. Was a struggle to finish the bag; it made us NOT look forward to the morning cuppa. Will not re-purchase.
Oh no! Sorry to hear that it was a bit too out there :( How were the other bags?
Single Origin Brazilian Coffee
If you're looking for a special processed single-origin Brazilian coffee, unique in cup profile, flavour, and processing, you've found it.
Since 1988 Fazenda Recanto has produced very high-quality coffees in Serra do Salitre, in the Cerrado Mineiro region in the countryside of Minas Gerais. The family is currently in its 3rd generation of producers and is run by Rafael Vinhal and Lucas Vinhal, together with their parents Afonso Vinhal and Marcelia Vinhal. The business is managed by the family and all involved in production are extremely passionate about coffee.
Harnessing their affection for coffee growing and relying on an innovative system of artisan production, the Vinhal Family make every effort to ensure that their coffees stand out, both on the Brazilian market and abroad. They are very proud of all the awards they have achieved in some of the most important coffee quality competitions in Brazil.
This particular micro-lot undergoes the following processes;
Dry aerobic fermentation (60hr) - Thermal shock - Dry anaerobic fermentation (175hr) - Thermal shock - Depulped - Anaerobic fermentation 100% mucilage (120hr) - Dried on raised beds (19 days)
PROCESS: HONEY - TRIPLE FERMENTATION
REGION: SERRA DO SALITRE, CERRADO MINEIRO
VARIETAL: CATUAI 99
CUP: ROSE WATER, GRAPE, BUBBLEGUM & HAZELNUT