Brazil Fazenda Caxambu

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Farm/Producer: Carmen Lucia Chaves de Brito

Region: Brazil, Tres Pontas - South of Minas

Process: Pulped Natural

Altitude: 970 - 1200 masl

Variety: Bourbon, Catuai & Others

Cup Profile: Prune, almond flakes, marzipan, caramel

Background info: 

It's been forever since our last release of a single origin from Brazil although we tend to use quite a lot of Brazil in our famous blends. As always we look to serve a range of different profiles with interesting stories and this lot right here is a first for us. 

We present to you Fazenda Caxambu headed by Carmen Lucia and her family of 3rd generation farmers. This was a farm their great-grandparents inherited initially with the hopes of diving into coffee farming for the first time. Carmen moved out to further her academic career but made the decision to one day come back and carry on the family legacy. 

Her aim isn't to just keep things ticking along but to cultivate specialty coffee and elevate consumers' experience throughout the chain. She has even set up a coffee shop on the farm for people to experience the coffee firsthand. Sustainability is a big focus for her team and they are constantly on the lookout for eco-friendly farming methods to implement, having recently installed solar panels to produce power. 

This background serves as a bonus to the taste experience of this farm. On the cupping table we picked up a unique floral note on the nose which stood out compared to your traditional Brazils. This coffee isn't necessary trying to be something that it's not, it still has quite a full body and smooth mouthfeel. 

On filter we picked up notes of prune and almond flakes which became more prevalent on espresso based drinks. We picked up marzipan and caramel on the milk, definitely the go to drink for this coffee would be espresso based. If you prefer something bolder in the morning this is a standout offer.