Brazil Mantiqueira De Minas
Our Brazil Mantiqueira De Minas Natural Yellow Catuai is sourced from family owned farms in the Mantiqueira de Minas region within the state Minas Gerais, Brazil. Because of this regions renowned coffee reputation and optimal growing conditions, this area has a protected designation of origin (PDO). The area is comprised of 25 municipalities with more than 9,000 producers. Nearly 90% of the farms are considered small producers and are organized through cooperatives that operate in the region to bring their coffee to the international market. This collective of small producers is quite distinct in Brazil as coffee lots tend to come from larger estates with highly mechanized processing.
The coffee cherries are of the Yellow Catuai variety and grown at 1,150 meters above sea level in clay mineral soil. Producers process the coffee in the Full Natural style and dry in the sun. Soft and sweet aroma with notes of milk chocolate, pastry, marzipan and subtle fruit. Good composition in the cup, nuances of chocolate and cocoa, caramel, cream and hints of sweet fruits. Soft, smooth and easy to drink!