Swiss Water Processed Decaf - Brazil Collection Cerrado

Full Description

Origin - Brazil

Region - Cerrado

Farmer - Cooperative farm

Variety - Mundo Novo, Catuai and Bourbon

Process - Natural, sun-dried

Roast - Medium

Altitude - 900-1,250 masl

Aroma - Lightly sweet

Flavour - Chocolate, nuts, fruity finish

Body - Round, complex

Acidity - Bright

Cupping score - 82.5

About the coffee

Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world. With such diversity, the range of coffee that it produces is vast – from small holder farms to vast estates. Soils, regional climate and temperatures make great growing conditions. However, Brazil lacks altitude – a factor normally considered crucial for creating the very best fl avours expected form Arabica coffee and much of the coffee is grown at or below 1000m above sea level. A large producer of certifi ed coffees, Brazil has worked hard in recent years to promote itself as a sustainable producer, and global attention has forced various legislature through to enforce the protection of indigenous habitats and forestry. Many estates have taken this further and included substantial conservation areas on their estates. Typical fl avouring from Brazil on the commercial grades invokes nuts, caramel and creamy body, but as producers develop new techniques we are beginning to enjoy a new found sweetness, citrus and acidity from these coffees. Catuai is a dwarf varietal, created as a cross between Mundo Novo and Caturra by the IAC in Brazil. Though it cups well and has good yields, it is susceptible to rust, nematodes and diseases. Mundo Novo is itself the result of a Bourbon and Typica, also originating in Brazil.