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Brazil Sitio Senhor Niquinho | Archived

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Tasting Notes

We seem to be turning our Brazilian coffees over very quickly these days.  I think it's just because it is a good year for Brazil and we keep outselling my expectations so I have to find another amazing coffee.  This one has a deep chocolate-covered nut flavor with a nice balanced bittersweet finish.  This is a great coffee for espresso.


Roast Level: Full City Plus (Dark)
Processing: Natural (Dry Process)
Region: South America
Flavor Notes: Chocolate, Pecan, Cherry
Body: Creamy
Classification: Brown Label
Recommended Brew Methods: Drip, Espresso, Immersion
Country Region: Carmo de Minas
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Luiz Paulo
Producer: Fazenda Sítio Senhor Niquinho
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Altitude: 1100m-1500m

Luiz Paulo Coffee Production / Farm

We selected this lot from Fazenda Sítio Senhor Niquinho, the farm of Luiz Paulo, one of the founders of the coffee intermediary based in Carmo de Minas, who are responsible for organizing the farms in the region we buy coffee from. The farm is located in Carmo de Minas in the Mantiqueira Mountain area and is named in memory of Luiz's grandfather. Sitio Niquinho is situated on a sloping hillside that spans 1100 - 1500 meters and has a mix of varietals, though this is a separation of Yellow Bourbon. It's a dry-processed coffee, meaning the whole coffee cherry is harvested and laid to dry for roughly 30 days before being run through dry hulling machinery in order to remove the outer layer of dried fruit and skin. This is the oldest processing method, and when done well, can yield fruited sweetness, as well as weighty bodied cup. Fazenda Sítio Senhor Niquinho is as fine an example of dry process Brazilian coffees as any we've tasted this season, fruit-forward in comparison to the pulp naturals we selected and a great option for blending as a sweet, fruited, bodied coffee component.


In addition to whole coffee beans, we currently offer 4 different coffee grind levels.  Listed below with descriptions.

Whole Bean: Unground coffee for a home grinder.

Coarse: Think sugar in the raw, maybe more coarse
   Recommended for Chemex Brewer, French Press, Cold Brew

Medium: Slightly coarser than table salt
   Recommended for Flat bottom brewers, Kalitta, and Cloth filters

Fine:  Slightly finer than table salt
   Recommended for V60 pour overs, Typical cone filter coffee pots, Aeropress.

Extra Fine: Like powdered sugar
   Recommended for Espresso or Moka pot.

If at all possible, we recommend grinding at home. We prefer Baratza coffee grinders and offer several of their models for sale. Click here to shop for one of their brewers.

Roasting Schedule:

We roast and ship all of our coffees daily.  Unlike many roasters, they pick a day for each varietal.  We roast in small enough batches to guarantee that every bag of coffee that you order is roasted after you order it, usually the day after you order it.  We then ship it that day.

We use USPS priority shipping and we've found that they are more consistent on some days vs. others.  We always use priority shipping which is supposed to be 2/3 day shipping to most of the country, but that doesn't always happen, in fact, our analytics show that about 10% of the time it takes 4 days or longer to receive the coffee. 

We believe that with this schedule your coffee will be the freshest possible every time.

Also, if you order before 6am AZ on most days, we'll be able to include it in that day's production, but depending on volume it may go out the next day.  We hope as we grow, we'll still be able to meet these commitments.

Coffee Order Shipping Policy:

  • On coffee orders, we always ship USPS Priority.
  • Priority shipping price is $5.00 on orders under $30
  • FREE USPS Priority shipping price for $30 Orders

    Brewing Equipment Shipping Policy:

    • Unless otherwise noted all items are shipped USPS Priority.
    • Priority shipping price is $5.00 on orders under $30
    • FREE USPS Priority shipping price for $30 Orders
    • Our shipping cut-off is about 10am.  Typically, if an order comes in before that time, we ship same day.  Otherwise, we ship next day.

    Brazil’s Coffee History

    Coffee has been grown in Brazil for over 300 years, and for the bulk of that time, it has been the world's #1 coffee producer.  From the early 1800s to the early 1900s, Brazils share of the world coffee market grew from 30 percent to a whopping 80 percent!  However, in the wake of 2 World Wars and a global Depression, this massive imbalance in the coffee world would prove to be quite unstable.  A massive surplus of Brazilian coffee led to the government burning 78 million bags of coffee in an effort to increase demand for their product, and therefore raise the price of coffee.  These efforts were largely unsuccessful. 


    For more information about Brazilian coffee, Read our Brazilian Coffee Origins Blog Post


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