BRAZIL - “Smooth Rider” Casa Almeida Barreto (Natural)

BRAZIL - “Smooth Rider” Casa Almeida Barreto (Natural)

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Brazil - “Smooth Rider” Casa Almeida Barreto 250g

Sweet and smooth with tones of milk chocolate, hazelnut and nougat. An easy-going and delicious filter coffee.

Origin: Brazil
Region: Minas Gerais
Producer: Casa Almeida Barreto
Elevation: 1200 masl
Variety: Arara 
Process: Natural

We are thrilled to commence a partnership and directly purchase coffee from Casa Almeida Barreto, a family estate focused on the production of the high end specialty coffee and wine from Brazil.

We have heard about the great work of Casa Almeida Barreto for a while and had a chance to taste it first hand a couple of months ago. The quality and cleanness was palpable. 

After a chat with Jorge and Gabriel, we first understood this as possible as a result of their extensive background in enology, agronomy and fermentation techniques, as this farm was first bought with the intention of solely producing wine.  

Due to already existing old and well established coffee trees in the farm, Jorge and his family realised it would be a pity to waste them - that is how their coffee production journey started. 

With a scientific and artisanal approach towards production, they continuously research  terroirs and develop methods that can better express each variety and achieve great results in the cupping table. 

This year was particularly good for coffee production. Despite being quite intensive, the rains from the beginning to the mid-season provided good nutrition for the plants, ensuring good quantity and quality of production.

An extremely dry end of the season, with hot days and cool nights, allowed the perfect maturation and drying of our coffee, keeping both sugar and acidity high.

For the past years they have been improving fermentation and drying methods to better maintain the aromas and taste from the cherries, while exploring different profiles. Using the stainless-steel tanks and technology from the wine facilities, they were able to better control fermentation of the coffee, bringing up very interesting flavour profiles.

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