BRAZIL IAN: CASCAVEL VERMELHA - ESPRESSO - Roasted weekly
- Easy going with low acidity
- Chocolate & nutty flavors
- Smooth mouthfeel
Region: Sul de Minas
Variety: Bourbon varieties
Importer: Sucafina Specialty
Rob Says: I buy two or three different lots of unwashed Brazilians every year and the first one of the new season comes from our good friends of Cascavel. Since years they are known for fantastic value for money coffees and that’s what our turquoise Brazil IAN bags are all about. Espresso only please – for filter I think most Brazils are a bit too dull.
The rattlesnake, known as Cascavel in Portuguese, gets a bad rap. Its reactive tendency to defend itself from all perceived threats makes it a frightening opponent. But it’s also essential to the coffee ecosystem. In addition to their beautiful markings, rattlesnakes eat rodents and other small animals. They keep these pests far away from coffee fields where they could wreak havoc by burrowing into coffee tree root systems or chewing through irrigation setups.