WHY WE LOVE IT: Along with the familiar Brazilian notes of chocolate and nuts, this lot is brimming with bright fruitiness and sweetness.
DESCRIPTION: farmhouse ale, apricot, guava, turtle candy
REGION: Chapadão de Ferro, Cerrado Mineiro, Brazil
ALTITUDE: 1,100 - 1,200 m
VARIETY: Yellow Catuai
We regularly source coffees from Brazil for use in our many blends, but we are so excited to offer a brilliant single origin coffee now as well. This Yellow Catuai Natural was grown by Ariovaldo Bonfim and his family at their farm, Fortaleza, in the Chapadão de Ferro, a microregion of Cerrado Mineiro.
Cerrado Mineiro, located in the east of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, is somewhat luckier in altitude than the rest of the state, at about 1,100 to 1,300 masl (the rest of Minas Gerais is typically just under 1,000 masl). The extra altitude may be one of the factors that boosts the profile of this delicious Yellow Catuai.
Catuai is a unique varietal of coffee, made by Brazilian agronomists by crossing Mundo Novo and Caturra. It’s a high-yield coffee and is widely grown across Brazil. Our Yellow Catuai was naturally processed. Ariovaldo also grows Red Catuai, Arara, and Acaia on his 5 hectares of coffee farm, producing about 330 bags total each year. We are fortunate to be able to present this Yellow Catuai Natural as our newest single origin, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!