Brazil Fazenda do Sertao Catuai

The cup has a nice clarity in light roasts that distinguishes this from other Sertao selections we have had. The body is huge, I almost want to call it sticky, the way it clings to the palate. There is a classic nutty Brazil roast tone (hazelnut, macadamia) turning more toward cocoa powder in the darker levels, at Full City roast. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Pulp Natural
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Pulp Natural
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Aug 8 2012
Lot size 200bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Catuai
Grade Estate
Appearance .6 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations This does well with a wide range of roasts, City+ through Full City+. I liked the darker roasts more, FC to FC+
Weight 1
This is a single varietal coffee from Fazenda do Sertao, the farm of Nazareth Dias Pereira. It is located in Carmo de Minas, and was a farm we have offered many times both as a farm-direct lot like this, as well as their Cup of Excellence winning lot. The coffee has placed 8 times in the Cup of Excellence. Fazenda do Sertao has consistently scored well on my cupping table in the past as well. This 235 hectare farm is situated at 1250 meters. This lot is all Catuai cultivar, a cross between Mundo Novo and Caturra types. It's shorter coffee shrub and was developed in Brazil in the 1950s and '60s for it's good yield and disease resistance. This is an excellent coffee as a mild, nutty, full-body straight roast or as an espresso component
The lighter roast dry fragrance has strong toasted almond-hazelnut aspect and an interesting malty grain sweet note with a pine hint. There's a touch of tamari in there too, a more savory/umami tone. Add water and the wet aromatics become sweeter, and in the case of my darkest roast, much more chocolate-like rather than nutty. There's a hint of raspberry in the lighter roast aroma. The cup has a nice clarity in light roasts that distinguishes this from other Sertao selections we have had. The body is huge, I almost want to call it sticky, the way it clings to the palate. There a classic nutty Brazil roast tone (hazelnut, macadamia) turning more toward cocoa powder in the darker levels, at Full City roast. There is a bit of tangerine in the light roasts, and a more blackberry fruit in dark roasts, at levels just before 2nd crack. I favor more roast development here, and the pungent bittersweet notes of the Full City to Full City+ roast, with dark brown sugars lingering into the long aftertaste.