Brazil is a well-known coffee producing giant. They source around one-third of the world’s coffee, making them the largest coffee producer on the globe! The Brazil Cerrado bean is the highest grade of all the coffee that comes from Brazil. This particular coffee bean is a specialty quality coffee bean. It is dry-processed, meaning the beans are patio-dried while they are still in the cherry. Since the coffees are dried in contact with the sweet mucilage (fruity pulp), the coffee’s cup profile will be heavy in body, sweet, smooth, and complex.This coffee has a 17/18 screen size. The 17/18 screen size, denoting a larger bean, is generally linked to higher quality and has a more consistent flavor without the pungent fruit notes that can turn up in smaller screen sized beans, which is an indication of varying bean maturity.
Natural (Dry) processing is the original method used for coffee that consists of more hand labor than machinery. The coffee cherries are picked and then directly dried under the sun or on raised screens as full cherries. Once the cherry is dried, it turns into a dark brown pod that is hard to the touch; the green seed is taken out, leaving the other layers behind. Natural processed coffees tend to have more body and lower acidity than their washed counterparts.
Tasting (Cupping) Notes:
Chocolate notes, medium body, soft acidity, nutty, sweet, caramel, clean finish.