The Flavour Profile
Vila Boa is a perfect choice for all extraction methods, particularly espresso. It offers a full-bodied flavor with hints of pecan, hazelnut, walnut, and chocolate. This Brazilian coffee is a great pick-me-up at any time of day, bringing a taste of Brazil to your cup.
The Little Details
This coffee comes from Fazenda Vila Boa in a town called Carmo da Mata, Campos da Vertentes / Sul de Minas region in Brazil. It's grown 1140 meters above sea level. It's 100% Yellow Bourbon coffee beans.
About the Process
Process typically begins with the coffee cherry being selectively handpicked when the fruit is at its most ripe. Handpicking is conducted by seasonal staff, as the estate’s workforce increases from 30 to 80 people during high season.
For this particular lot, the team have used the natural method process. Once the coffee is picked the cherries are inmediately transported to the estate raised beds, where they are dried for two days. Next, the cherry is moved to the patios where they will remain for around 5 days, or until a moisture level of 15.8% is reached. From here, the cherries are moved once again, this time to the estates Penagos Drying Machinery, where the drying process is completed. Once dry, the coffee beans are hulled of their cherry and rested, ready for export.