Classic: Capadocia #1
Chocolate, Coconut, Nutty
Variety: Catuai, Mondo Novo
Origin: Sul de Minas, Brazil
Producers: Augusto Borges Ferreira
Farm Size: 7 Hectares
Capadocia is a farm in Sul de Minas, Brazil owned and operated by Augusto Ferreira & his wife Patricia. I (Sean) had the pleasure of visiting with them when I visited Brazil in 2019 (back in the pre-covid era), you can read more about it here . They are both under 30, but with 4 generations of coffee-producing heritage at their disposal - their relatively young farm is putting out some stellar coffees. They produce mainly red and yellow Catuai - and process everything on their farm naturally, drying the coffees on concrete patios and raised beds in partial shade.
Most naturals are notable for their more intense flavors, but this particular lot gives us a richer, smoother profile with a solid chocolatey base. We're picking up on a coconut-like creaminess and some nutty, almond-like tones that make for a smooth sipping cup of coffee. We're really impressed by the Ferreira's quality output for such young producers, and we wish them more success in future harvests!