Brazil Sertao Carmo de Minas II

This lot of Carmo coffee has a fairly basic cup profile, but definitely makes for a solid brewed coffee. Light roasts have a transparent honey sweetness, and with a note of toasted grain that is reminiscent of umami tea. The finish is definitely tea-like and has a touch of orange pekoe. Full City has rich bittersweet chocolate, and dark caramelized sugars. City+ to Full City+.
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  • Process Method Pulp Natural
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region South America
Processing Pulp Natural
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Lot size 45bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon, Catuai, Mundo Novo
Grade 15+
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations This does well with a wide range of roasts, City+ through Full City+. See the review for a description of the related roast flavors.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
This coffee is from Carmo de Minas region, adjacent to the large farm we have bought many times, that of Nazareth Dias Pereira. The coffee is grown at 1100 meters, and this lot is a mix of cultivars with the majority being Catuai, Mundo Novo and Bourbon. While there are other areas in Brazil that produce some fine coffees in respect to the classic Brazil flavor profile, I feel we have found consistently good lots in the Carmo zone. Here there is a bit more altitude than most of the Cerrado coffees, and certainly more than Mogiana farms. The cultivars are generally the same as the other zones, but I feel the processing, while still on a large scale, has a good quality focus. And I really like how these coffees perform in espresso.
The dry fragrance has a toasted grain sweetness, like rice syrup - a sweet but nutty and earthy syrup. The wet aroma has some brown sugar and milk chocolate in lighter roast, with more pungent, roasty bittersweets at Full City level and darker. This lot of Carmo coffee has a fairly basic cup profile, but definitely makes for a solid brewed coffee. Light roasts have a transparent honey sweetness, and with a note of toasted grain that is reminiscent of umami tea. The finish is definitely tea-like and has a touch of orange pekoe. Full City has rich bittersweet chocolate, and dark caramelized sugars. It still retains much of the sweetness of the lighter roast level though, as the cup cools. This coffee is ideal for either a SO espresso or a blend base under accent coffees of your choice (although I would pick Ethiopias!)