Chapada de Minas is a small area in the northeast of Minas Gerais, Brazil's largest coffee producing state. Until recently Chapada de Minas was not well known, as people tended towards the south, and the sprawling estates which are some of the largest and well known coffee farms in the world.
Chapada de Minas on the other hand has many smaller producers, higher elevations, and until recently no reputation. That is all changing quickly now that these small producers have learned that quality is a path to differentiation. Neighbors spreading the word has created a buzz, and the region is becoming synonymous with some the best quality and most innovative farms in Brazil.
This lot is a pulp natural yellow catuai variety, meaning that the skins of the cherry have been removed and the coffee dried with the mucilage of the fruit left intact. This leads to a sweeter, creamier cup. We think that this process is particularly well suited to yellow catuai and Brazil's terroir, it makes for sweet milk chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and soft savory undertones. Be gentle with the heat so as not to scorch the extra sugars, but feel to take it as dark as you like.
Recommended Roast Level
Medium Roast to Dark Roast
Milk chocolate, creamy peanut butter and soft savory undertones