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Brazil Cachoeira da Grama Peaberry

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Tasting Notes

This Dry Process Brazilian Peaberry bean is not like the typical natural process coffees that we have offered in the past. The flavors fall more in line with coffees we often recommend for espresso. This coffee has everything that is unique to the country: complexity and boldness in a smooth cup. The delicious flavor of toffee and praline lends a nutty, sweetness to this coffee, with the typical chocolate richness you would expect from a Brazilian bean. It produces a beautifully balanced cup, with a medium, caramel body. My goodness! It is a good cup of coffee. 


Roast Level: City Plus (Medium)
Processing: Natural (Dry Process)
Region: South America
Flavor Notes: Milk Chocolate, Almond
Body: Bold, Creamy
Classification: Brown Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Espresso, French Press, Cold Brew
Country Region: Vale de Grama
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Cachoeira da Grama
Producer: Carvalho Family
Varietal: Canário, Mundo Novo Yellow Bourbon
Altitude: 950–1150m

Cachoeira da Grama Coffee Production:

Fazenda Cachoeira de Grama is owned by the Carvalho family and managed (along with 48 other area farms) by their export partner Bourbon Specialty. The farm is located in Vale de Grama, which is home to some of Brazil's most "elite" coffee farms, and is an incredibly beautiful region, with rolling hills surrounding the coffee land.

Fazenda Cachoeira de Grama is a 411-hectare plot with about 100 hectares planted in coffee; they also grow eucalyptus nearby. There are 27 full-time and about 40 seasonal employees tending to the Catuai and Yellow Bourbon trees planted here, the oldest of which dates back to 1956! The farm has an on-site school for all employees' families to use, and there are about 300 children who take advantage of the services. The school is jointly funded by the Brazilian government and the farmers in the area.

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