Brazil, Cerrado Mineiro
This crop is from the Cerrado region of Brazil and is rated at the highest cup category in the Brazilian coffee grading system. Light roasts are mild in acidity with notes of hazelnut, cocoa, and the beginnings of mandarin orange. Medium roasts become more nutty as the fruited components move into the background and acidity is reduced. This is where the bean does its best. Dark roasts are carefully approached so as to develop deep roast characteristics while avoiding unwanted char and ashy flavors.
Brazil Cerrado FC SS coffee is produced in the Cerrado growing region within the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Cerrado region has been building in reputation over the last several years. Coffee in this region is grown on high plateaus at elevations peaking just over 1,000 meters above sea level. The region also has relatively mild weather patterns providing a more predicable climate for processing coffee. This current offering is Fine Cup (FC) and Strictly Soft (SS), the highest cup category in the Brazilian coffee grading.