- August - September
Brazil Chapada de Minas Natural 16+ 2022
Brazil Green Coffee Beans
Chapada de Minas is an emerging coffee area of Minas Gerais with a penchant for innovation and advanced technologies, much like the Cerrado region. In addition to coffee, farms in Chapada de Minas also cultivate eucalyptus and mahogany trees to diversify their crops.
The relatively flat landscape of coffee regions like Chapada de Minas in Brazil is optimal for mechanized harvesting – an essential step in Brazil coffee production that maximizes efficiency for such a massive volume of cherry. Furthermore, harvest machinery is increasingly sensitive to cherry maturation levels, meaning that the days of strip-picking trees are in the past, and producers can focus more on increasing quality.
What’s special about Brazilian coffee?
There’s a 1-in-3 chance the coffee in your cup is from Brazil. It’s a huge country with a staggering coffee export — over 33% of the world’s coffee supply comes out of Brazil — and that doesn’t include the coffee they keep to drink themselves. Brazil has been at the top of the coffee export chain since the early 1800s when coffee farming overtook sugarcane as a cash crop. Read the Brazil Green Coffee Origin Report.
Brazilian coffee is often appreciated for its low acidity and sweet cup profile – that’s why espresso blends usually incorporate Brazil coffee beans to bring balance and consistency. Brazil coffee beans are traditionally naturally processed to conserve water usage, like this lot from Chapada de Minas. You’ll find notes of cocoa powder, raisin, and roasted peanuts coupled with a characteristic low acidity that people come to expect and enjoy in Brazil coffee.
Region Chapada de Minas, Minas Gerais
Bourbon, Catuaí, Mundo Novo
August - September