Heart & Graft - Brazil
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Fazenda Aragao farm in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil
Mundo Novo & Catuai
1600 - 1900 masl
Notes of Pecan Pie, Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate
This beautiful Brazilian has all the sweetness you could ever want from a coffee. Think of a big old slab of pecan pie to start, slap some peanut butter on top of that pie and then grate some milk chocolate over the top of that and you are close. Through milk the chocolate notes are enhanced, black there is a touch of sweet lemon bonbons in the finish.
We have used this coffee as the base for our Barnraiser and 60/40 espresso blends for a few years, giving these blends their buttery chocolate base. However this year we decided it’s tasting so great that we should run it on it’s own.
A fudgy sweet Brazilan coffee is a beautiful thing. Specialty coffee from the best growing regions offer a delicious balance of sweetness, nuttiness and gentle hints of soft fruit acidity. We take great care in choosing the right one, as these coffees form the base of our best selling house blends.
This coffee is from Fazenda Aragao, the farm of Andreia Ribeiro Silva, whose family have been in the coffee growing industry for generations. Andreia has driven standards on her 335 hectare farm, both in cultivation and post harvest process, producing a consistently sugary sweet specialty coffee.
Andreia is also part of the Cafe Delas project, an initiative from Olam Specialty, who import the coffee and work closely with farmers of all sorts of origins:
“Café Delas was created to help women farmers access the resources, knowledge and voice they need to grow their operations to the fullest potential”
Since 2015, Olam Brazil has been working in gender equality projects in Brazil, training women to improve the yield and quality of their coffee and empowering them through workshops and events. Cafe Delas coffees have all come from women farmers, with multiple checks to ensure that women have had a direct hand in the coffee production process, and that they are paid accordingly.