City+ has grain flavors of roasted barley tea and sesame candy, brown sugar, and roasted almond. Full City and beyond produces layered chocolate flavors along with thick body and sweetness. City+ to Vienna. Single Origin Espresso.
Fazenda Santa Lucia is located in Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais. They farm much more than coffee, but have set aside roughly 80 hectares for coffee production. The folks at the farm put a lot of effort into the separation of lots and varietals, including individual testing onsite. This particular lot is entirely yellow bourbon, and we were able to construct this 58 bag lot from several smaller lot separations. Elevation at the farm is in the range of 1000 - 1250 meters. They manually harvest - a rarity in Brazil these days - and the coffee is then washed using recycled water, which is recycled yet again and used for other farming. After washing, the parchment is machine dried and rested for about a month before transport. Santa Lucia is part of a much larger farm group in Carmo who invest quite a bit into infrastructure at the farm level as well as in the community - schools, medical, and utilities.
The dry grounds have a smell of cinnamon-and-sugar candied nuts, dates, and a note green tea. There is a slight savory aspect too, like miso paste, that also shows up in the wet grounds. The crust billows a cream and caramel smell in the steam, like caramel sundae, along with a roasted nut scent on the break. City+ roasts have grain flavors in the cup, like roasted barley tea, and sesame candy. Pour over brews have a nice brown sugar sweetness offset by a note of roasted almond. At Full City this coffee has viscous body and a thick chocolate syrup flavor. There are light fruit notes too, like dried cherry and apple, most apparent after the temperature dips a bit, but this Brazil is not the fruit-forward variety. Santa Lucia finishes long, and shifts toward powdered cocoa in the long finish. Brewed coffee is great as light as City/City+ and all the way into 2nd snaps. The darker range works great as single-origin espresso too, or as a blend base.