Brazil Camocim Jacu Bird Organic 2006-2007


Bean name Brazil Camocim Jacu Bird Organic 2006-2007
Country Brazil
Region Pedra Azul
Other info Varietal: Icatu, Catuai, Bourbon Bird Process


A while back we sold the famous Kopi Luwak, and the whole time we sold it it bother me. It bothered me in the cup it was an awful cup. It was the only coffee we sold I didn't like, and I would wake in the middle of the night ridden with guilt that we sold awful coffee for an awful price. So when it was gone we were offered more, but I just couldn't do it.

So when I heard that on the Camocim farm we buy our coffee from (which is one of my favourite organic coffees ever), has some resident birds on there that like to eat coffee cherry's I was sceptical and worried, I'd only just begun to enjoy a nights sleep.

But there are some differences, the Luwak eats some awful grade coffee, the Jacu lives on one of the best farms in Brazil, add horrid coffee and an animals intestines, you still have bad coffee but this is proof that good coffee can stay good. The bird eats the cherry and "processes it". These birds live on the farm and are dwindling in numbers in Brazil. Henrique who owns the farm has no pleasure in forcing the birds to eat the coffee, but when they do

So what's different in the cup apart from being processed from a birds behind than normal camocim? Side by side there are some differences, the sweetness remains its nuttiness is a little more nutty, but it in the spice like cracked black pepper mixed with cinnamon. This is one gimmick coffee that has some real specialty credentials in the cup.

Why is it more expensive? Well its rare, very very rare, I've only seen this in one place in the world, and certainly never in Europe. It takes more time to "pick" and "look after" and well, its an experience coffee something you have to try just to say I've done it. If your going to have a pooped coffee I whole heartedly recommend it, it also helps me sleep :)

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 8/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 8/8
Correction +36
Total 93

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