Brazil Santa Ines 250g
Tasting Notes: Roasted nut, Caramel, Praline
Region: Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais
Altitude: 1,100 - 1,540 masl
Varietal: yellow bourbon
This is the second year we’ve bought this coffee, so some of you are already familiar with it. Like last year we love the velvety mouthfeel, the notes of chocolate and praline, and the overall sweetness in the cup.
According to our importer, Falcon Specialty, the Santa Ines farm has been in the Pereira family since 1979. When they initially inherited the farm there was much work to be done, and they started a process of renovation and replanting of new varietals, as well as accessing help from outside the farm to look at their processes and find ways to improve the quality of coffee they could offer. After years of hard work and experimentation the family was rewarded with winning the Cup of Excellence in 2005 with the highest score recorded of 95.85 for the pulped natural category.