Brazil Fazenda Capão Pulped Natural Cup of Excellence 2012

Summary

Bean name Brazil Fazenda Capão Pulped Natural Cup of Excellence 2012
Country Brazil
Region Chapada Diamantina
Other info Varietal: Catuai

Description

Fazenda Capão is located at the Chapada Diamantina, in Piatã in the state of Bahia, 352,94 miles away from the capital, Salvador. The city is at 1.268 meters above sea level; it's one of the most elevated on the Brazilian North-northeast area, and also the one with the coldest weather in the region, with temperatures varying between 35.6°F and 62.6°F during the winter.

The farm is owned by Mr. Salvador Mesquita who has been a coffee grower for thirteen years, but has only recently started to focus on quality. The farm's part of the Piata revolution, and is a stone's throw away (literally) from the now famous Fazenda Sao Judas.

This pulped natural comes from the Catuaí varietal: a very popular technique and varietal in this area.

I've always been a big fan of the Cup of Excellence program, which is an independent competition to find the best coffee from a country for a year. Lots of our longer-term relationships have come from this competition in the past. It's a great way to support and reward growers, and it's also a great way to meet new producers.

In the cup think butterscotch sweets, along with toffee, chocolate, and caramel. There's also a hint of pine nuts. A delicious cup.

Farm: Fazenda Capão
Farmer: Salvador Da Paixão Mesquita
City: Piatã - Bahia
Region: Chapada Diamantina
Country: Brazil
Farm Size: 10.00 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 6.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1280 masl
Certification: None
Variety: Catuaí
Processing System: Pulped natural

Roasting Information:
Into second but before oils, just before if you are able to a slower roast in the early stages drag this one out.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Butterscotch, smooth, sweet, nutty, chocolate, pine nuts.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 6/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 89

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