Esperança : Pau D'Oleo, Brasil

$ 19.00

Harvested: Summer 2018

Variety: Red Catuai

Location: Minas Gerais, Brasil

Tastes Like: peach, orange, almond

Grown By: Bruno Souza

For years now, the Souzas have been doing things a bit differently in Brasil. Bruno Souza works the land in the same way as his father, picking coffee only when it is at its peak, processing cherries carefully in small batches, and ultimately striving for the best coffee he can produce - not just the most coffee he can produce.

This offering comes from the section of the Esperança farm called "Pau d'Oleo" after the old-growth Copaiba, or Oil Wood trees, between the coffee rows. The harvest from this section is 100% Red Catuaí, derived from a single planting back in December of 1994. While these older trees might not produce the volume of cherries that their younger siblings do, they make up the difference with incredible quality.

Bruno decided to preserve this quality by processing his coffee using the "pulped natural" method, then letting the coffee dry on patios. The result is a supremely sweet and complex cup of coffee; one of the best we've tasted from this year's Brasilian harvests!
Try this coffee as either espresso or drip - it excels at both!