BRAZIL FAMILIA BARBOSA - Medium-Dark Roast Coffee
Sweet microlot coffee from Brazil Minas Gerais with a pronounced flavour of tropical fruit & caramel, creamy smooth body and lingering aftertaste.
What you need to know...
- Flavours - tropical fruit, caramel, chocolate
- Aroma - sweet
- Body - balanced
- Acidity - citric
Cafetiere, filter & aeropress.
The finer details...
- Country: Brazil
- Region: Minas Gerais – Cerrado Region
- Farm: Cachoeira
- Altitude: 1,100 m above sea level
- Varietal: Red Catuai
- SCA: 84
- Processing: Natural
“The tradition of coffee production has been in the Barbosa family since the twentieth century. Mr Barbosa’s ancestors, his great-grandparent Elias Barbosa, passed it on to his grandparent Claudio Barbosa de Paula and from him to his father, Jairo Barbosa de Paula and now Mr. Barbosa works with his generation, his sons Vítor Marcelo and Sergio Ricardo. When I say family business, I mean husband, wife, father, son, and daughter in law all working together, so the office is like a big home where everybody shares the same dream, supporting each other, learning and growing together. The office is located in Carmo do Paranaíba, Estate of Minas Gerais, where the team is composed of ten people, cooperating to deliver the best coffee.”
“Danilo is the owner and manager; his first harvest was in 79/80 crops. The success led him to develop the activity and growth of the explored area, acquirement of new farms and introduction of new harvest technologies. Nowadays the producer has 490 hectares of coffee plantation, which are carefully assisted by him, his son and the quality control team. The producer is associated with cooperatives which, in many ways provide information on the coffee market, quality, and courses. For the past two years, the farmer has concentrated countless efforts on the improvement of the production processes and management. Danilo has always shown concern for the environment and has always taken care of nature, today he adds more than 186 hectares of the nature reserve. At the present, plans are been executed in order to certify the properties, to learn more on how to preserve the environment and to produce a 100% sustainable coffee.”
Great coffee. The up-market version from the producers of the wonderful Cachoeira. I don't know if it is a selection process like wine, or from a different patch of ground, but it is different from Cachoeira. It is a little more defined, more elegant, and more acidic with hints of mango and grapefruit. I would be happy if either of these was the only coffee available to me for the rest of my life.
Love this variety. It is, for me, a complete cup of coffee and very hard to better. It is not cloying, like so many coffees, but has a refreshing 'wetness' about it; like when people describe a wine as 'grassy'. I drink it in a big mug that holds about 4 espresso cupfuls.
My favourite S.American coffee. Strong traditional coffee flavour with many nuances of nutty, caramel, chocolatey hints. Low acidity. Brilliant.
This was an unexpected delight. I ordered 4 different S.American coffees to try and this was far and away my favourite among them. It is a strong robust coffee with complexity and many subtle nuances to discover. If I was the Oz Clarke of coffee I would say it has overtones of apple/pineapple pastry with lime juice and Galaxy chocolate. It's really great stuff
Wonderful coffee. Very nice flavour and balance.