BRAZIL IAN: CASCAVEL VERMELHA **NEW CROP** - ESPRESSO - Roasted weekly
- Nice mouthfeel and body
- Well balanced cup with fruity notes
- Chocolate after taste
Region: Sul de Minas
Variety: Bourbon varieties
Altitude: 1100 masl
Importer: Sucafina Specialty
Rob says : I am in a constant search for luscious Brazilian natural processed coffees. So I kept changing the content of our Brazil IAN until we found a very limited offer of our CASCAVEL VERMELHA one year ago.
Brazilian coffees are grown relatively far from the equator, which results in lower altitude plantations and thus less enhanced (fruity) coffee flavours.
In most of Brazil harvest happens only once or twice a year and so, many unripe cherries get picked. These so-called quakers give a very (pea)nutty taste and a lack of body. On top of all that, processing is often done sloppy causing earthy flavours to pop up.
This may all sound a bit judgmental towards Brazilian coffees (and maybe we are a bit) but by finding our CASCAVEL VERMELHA, we can say that this is a very stable, fully flavoured, good value for money coffee and surely a keeper.