Brazil Robusta NY 16 Screen 2018
- UPS Flat
- 65lb Freshness
- Packed & Sealed
Robusta comes from an entirely different species of coffee plant than our Arabica coffees. Traditionally used modestly as a component in espresso blends, robusta can add higher caffeine to brew. We recommend coupling robusta with other coffees.
Our Conilon comes from three farmers, Gilberto Breda, Ary Bortolini and Válter Luiz Fontana, in Linhares, just north of the Espírito Santo. It was blended and processed by our sister company in Brazil.
The varieties of Conilon are called "clones" because the spread of this species is based on the use of branches of adult plants called "estacas" – stakes in portuguese – instead of the widely known use of seeds in Arabica varieties. These three producers use some clonal varieties within the genotype groups of Vitória, Jequitibá and Centenário.
The three producers are the descendants of the pioneering families that helped to brave the challenges of populating this region with coffee. In addition, they all have entrepreneurship running through their veins. They acquired their farms at a time when conilon was not used much by the local industry. However, they saw an opportunity for the conilon business to grow.
Nowadays the three growers are Volcafe partners and well established producers in the north of Espírito Santo.
Region Linhares, Espírito Santo
Altitude 50 - 100
Fazenda Lajinha, Fazenda Chapadão, Fazenda Fontana
Conilon: Vitória, Jequitibá and Centenário
Horizontal drum dryers
Ratings & Reviews
It's a robusta
by RoughHouse Roasters
It is what it is, a robusta. We did a 100% robusta roast at med\dark. Surprisingly light almost muted flavor with hints of peanuts. That caffeine kick is exactly what we were looking for and we were not disappointed. Extremely chaffy though. We will definitely purchase more when we run out.