800g of GREEN COFFEE - BRAZIL - Mogiana, Sul de Minas, Cerrado - RFA
Continent: South America
Region: Mogiana, Sul de Minas
Min growing altitude: 1000m
Varietals: Mundo Novo, Icatu, Acaiá, Catuaí, Tupi
Tasting notes: Chocolate, Nutty, Sweet
A home roaster sized portion of green coffee beans.
Brazil is a well-known coffee-producing giant. They source around one-third of the world's coffee, making them the largest coffee producer across the globe! Of course, most of this is lower-grade Arabica, but Brazil is also capable of producing speciality coffees.
This particular type is a standard speciality quality coffee. It's dry-processed, meaning the beans are patio-dried while they're still in the cherry. Since the coffees are dried in contact with the sweet mucilage, the coffee's cup profile will be heavy in body, sweet, smooth and complex. The 17/18 screen size has a more consistent flavour without the pungent fruit notes that can turn up in smaller screen-sized beans, which is an indication of varying bean maturity.
This type carries three quality classifications:
- NY (New York) 2/3: specifies that the quality is standard to the Green Coffee Association of New York. 2/3 refers to the amount of defects permitted in the lot; a maximum of nine secondary defects and no primary defects.
- SSFC (Strictly Soft Fine Cup): Strictly Soft beans are grown at relatively low altitudes (under 1,200 meters). Beans grown at lower altitudes mature quickly and produce a lighter, less dense bean. Fine Cup means it is a speciality grade coffee.
- 17/18 refers to the screen size. These beans are one screen size larger than 14/16, denoting a larger bean. Larger bean size is generally linked to higher quality.
Chocolate notes, medium body, nutty, sweet, caramel, clean finish.