BRAZIL FINCA CACHOEIRA (NATURAL) - Medium-Dark Roast Coffee
Produced by the Barbosa family, Cachoeira (translated to waterfall) was our first direct trade coffee. Danilo, the owner, inherited the farm from his ancestors and now works with his sons and daughters to produce and export the coffee that they produce. It truly is a family affair.
We are in constant contact with the Barbosa's and enjoy regular updates of their successes, including most recently a Cup of Excellence award.
Danilo and his family produce a variety of different coffees, all of which are speciality level and all of which are responsibly farmed. Most of the coffees produced are named after local wildlife as the farm prides itself on providing a perfect environment to support local life, having recently added 186 hectares of land to a nature reserve so that endemic wildlife can flourish.
Cachoeira has the classic flavours of a top quality Brazilian coffee: a mixture of sweet yellow fruits and caramel, pleasant citric acidity and a velvety aftertaste.
What you need to know...
- Flavours - milk chocolate, hazelnut, caramel
- Aroma - sweet
- Body - round
- Acidity - citric
Espresso based drinks. aeropress, filter coffees.
The finer details...
- Country: Brazil
- Region: Minas Gerais – Cerrado Region
- Farm: Cachoeira
- Altitude: 1,100 m above sea level
- Varietal: Red Catuai
- SCA: 83
- 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.”
I fancied a change from my favourite beans and chose this brazillian bean for my regular daily coffee. Whilst it does not have the taste I am familiar with from the central American coffees, I found this to be smooth, velvety and not harshly bitter. Good for latte or cappuccino. A great daily coffee.
I noticed on the Redber website map that the village of Ockham is nearby. This was famous once as the home of the ecclesiastic and philosopher William of Occam in the 14th Century. He said - among other things - " Do not multiply entities beyond necessity" which is taken to mean that the simplest explanation is most likely to be correct. So a theory that the Earth is supported by four elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle swimming in a sea of strawberry yoghurt would fail the test of Occam's Razor; and rightly so I think. In the spirit of this exposition I would like to say that Finca Cachoeira is simply great coffer
Whilst this blend wasn't my favourite (was prob a little on the dark side for my taste) it was an excellent quality bean with a gorgeous aroma. I've had several blends from Redber and will definitely order from them again. Great service, great products and quick delivery.
Tasting notes are really helpful, love the coffee. I love the smell when I open my delivery.
This is our new favourite coffee. Great taste and mellow.