BRAZIL NATURAL RED ACAIA
Our April coffee of the month is a rich and sweet natural processed coffee from Brazil. It has very little acidity and a rich, medium body. The cup starts with a bit of sweet blackberry acidity on the front, followed by nutty chocolate flavors developing in the middle. The finish is sweet and long-lasting with semi-sweet chocolate notes combining with the nuttiness to finish with the taste of chocolate almond cake. This coffee is a sweet treat and a wonderful dessert coffee.
Roast Color: Medium-Dark
Cupping Notes: Chocolate Almond Cake, Blackberry
Story: Brazil Natural Red Acaia is sourced from a family owned farms in the Mantiqueira de Minas region within the state Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Mantiqueira de Minas region has a protected designation of origin (PDO) because of regions renowned coffee reputation and optimal growing conditions. The region is comprised of 25 municipalities with more than 9,000 producers, nearly 90 percent considered small producers. These small producers are organized through cooperatives that operate in the region to bring their coffee to the international market. This collective of small producers is distinct in Brazil where lots often come from larger estates that use highly mechanized processing strategies to manage larger volumes.