Brazil Fazenda Santa Mariana

Light roasts are surprisingly bright, crisp, with a touch of tangerine, malt and nut roast tones, and bee-pollen like honey notes. Darker levels have date sugar, fig, black walnut and cocoa. The finish is slightly tannic, like nut skins. City to Full City+.
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85.5
  • Process Method Pulp Natural
  • Cultivar Caturra Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Pulp Natural
Drying Method Sun- and Machine-dried
Arrival date Mar 5 2012
Lot size 35bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Catuai, Mundo Novo
Grade 17/18, 2-3, SS, FC
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations This is a very different coffee at light roast levels (City) and Full City+. But it works well in the entire roast range.
Weight 1 LB
This lot from Fazenda Santa Mariana is basically from a nice offer sample we received. I have not visited this farm, but enjoyed it's classic nutty-honey Brazil character and clean cup. The coffee producer is Glycia Ignez Teixeira Tib_rcio, who inherited this the family farm in 1998 and has been steadily improving the coffee trees. Santa Mariana dates to the 1800's. The farm is in Carmo da Cachoeira, Sul de Minas. It is near Tres Pontas and my favorite town called Varginha, the "area 53" of Brazil. The farm ranges from 900-1200 meters. The farm grows Acaia, Red Catuai, Yellow Catuai and Mundo Novo cultivars. This lot is a blend of all, although she does offer cultivar-separated lots. But sometimes the mix of varieties out-cups the separated types.
The dry fragrance ranges from nutty (walnut, walnut skins) to cocoa depending on roast level, with slight herbal undertones. The wet aroma has a honey accent with graham cracker and a strong nutty roast tone. Light roasts are surprisingly bright, crisp, with a touch of tangerine, malt and nut roast tones, and bee-pollen like honey notes. Darker levels have date sugar, fig, black walnut and cocoa. The finish is slightly tannic, like nut skins.