The Flavour Profile
Versatile coffee that brews as well in a cafetière as it does an espresso, we think its a delicious morning or after lunch coffee. This is a medium to full body coffee with classic notes of chocolate and roasted nuts. You won’t be disappointed.
The Little Details
This coffee comes from fazenda Monte Alegre in a town called Areado in South Minas, Brazil. It's grown 900 to 1200 metres above sea level. It's 100% Bourbon varietal coffee beans.
About the Process
This 100% Bourbon once harvested, the cherries are then transported to the mill the same day to begin processing. This lot specifically undergoes the pulped natural method, meaning the exterior pulp is removed with varying levels of mucilage remaining. The sticky seeds are then sent to dry either on raised beds or open patios. In some cases, the coffee may also be dried in mechanical driers that evenly disperse heat to dry the coffee. As soon as the ideal moisture content is reached, the coffee is cleaned and hulled. Intense grading then occurs to ensure only the best quality beans make it to the exporting stage. This includes screen sizing, density separation, and colour sorting. The coffee is then bagged and prepared for export.
After over 100 years of coffee production – Monte Alegre is truly at the pinnacle for coffee production in Brazil. With their methods to protect the environment and practice sustainability – they are creating a future for coffee