This is a smaller lot we selected from the Fazenda do Sertao, the farm of Nazareth Dias Pereira. It is located in Carmo de Minas, and was a farm we offered several years ago, as well as their Cup of Excellence winning lot last year. The coffee has placed 8 times in the Cup of Excellence. This coffee has consistently scored well on my cupping table in the past as well. This 235 hectare farm is situated at 1250 meters, and has a mix of varietals including Bourbon, Acaia, and Icatu. This lot is a blend of all these cultivars, not a variety-separated coffee. It is pulp natural as our other selections from the farm, but had a more rustic, natural character.
The coffee has classic Brazil toasted nut tones, in the dry fragrance showing almond-hazelnut character. There's a roasted sesame seed scent as well. The wet aromas have a more fruited aspect, orange-like and with a raw honey note. On the break, there is a macadamia nut aroma. The cup has a rooty sweetness, with a bit of cola and sassafras. There is moderate brightness, with peach tea character at City+ roast level. The cup has classic Brazil nutty roast tones in the lighter roasts levels, turning to this cola-like taste at Full City. The body is dense and thick. There is a slight dryness to the finish, as well as black tea taste. The straight espresso from FC roast is very nice!