BRAZIL / NATURAL
A distinctive, fruit forward, sweet natural process micro-lot coffee from an innovative coffee farm in the lush rolling hills of southern Brazil. Roasted nut flavours form a delicious base on which upfront red berry fruits, melon and flame raisins meld harmoniously together.
Producer: Márcio Custódio and Heitor Botelho
Region: Sul De Minas, State of Minas Gerias, Brazil
Farm: Fazenda CETEC
Cultivar: Catuaí 144
Process: Extended Fermentation Natural
Altitude: 1030m -1200 m asl
CETEC is a quirky-named and high-quality-focused coffee farm in the heart of Brazil's main coffee production state, Minas Gerias. CETEC stands for 'Center of Technology of the City of Lavras' which stands as a legacy to a technical school Heitor started with his late brother Izonel Junior a decade ago. The brothers turned to coffee farming at the same time and decided to apply a technical innovative approach to coffee processing to mirror the school. This way of farming has reaped benefits and CETEC has a reputation for accessible, full-flavoured, high-quality coffee.
Careful process control and innovation have set the foundations for the flavour profile of this micro-lot. To build ripe fruit like flavours after harvesting the brothers reduced the available oxygen in the pile of harvested coffee and held it in this condition for three days, monitoring pH carefully. Drying then took place in a drying system designed on CETEC where the fruit can dry in a more controlled and gentler environment.
The result on the final coffee are distinctive and delicious. Classic roasted nut and chocolate like flavours form a delicious base on which upfront red berry fruits, melon and flame raisins meld harmoniously together. A subtle lime like citrus finish and a rich and creamy mouthfeel make this an accessible and versatile coffee for brewing in filter, aeropress and even espresso.