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Brazil Minas Gerais Competition -3rd Place

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Region South America
Grade Cerrado Competition Graded
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City is ideal for drip/press although darker is very nice too! For espresso, a slow-finish roast to a FC++ or Vienna is good.
Weight 1 LB
This lot was my favorite from all of the dry-processed and pulped natural coffees in the 2006-2007 Brazil Minas Competition. It is from the same region as our Fazenda Sertao coffee (Nazareth Dias Pereira), and the Top Sky mark coffees. In fact, it is from the same group, Aprocam, that we get those lots from, and who placed so well in the Brazil Cup of Excellence. Other than all that, I actually don't know what farm in their "group" this coffee comes from. But the cup is excellent! The dry fragrance has vivid fruited notes, sweet natural honey, and hazelnut. Add water and the wet aromatics have an orangey note, jasmine tea, and unfiltered honey. Between the aromatics of the grounds and wet brew, you have a pretty good idea what is coming in the cup; silky sweet herbal, floral and honey notes, with a slight citrus hint. It sounds like a description that could be applied to Ethiopia coffees, but overall we are talking about the Brazil tonal range; in the scheme of things this is still a low-acid, full body coffee with in a mildly rustic hue. But put it beside another brazil, especially one we might say typifies a "good solid blend base" and this coffees unique nuances are dramatic and distinct.