Minas Gerais, Brazil
Variety: Yellow Catucai
Origin: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Producers: Ivan Prado de Melo, Roseane & Weder Batista
We’re very excited to have coffee from Fazenda Juquinha back in the rotation - we’ve been dreaming about last year’s lot since we first roasted it! Siblings Roseane and Weder inherited the land as a soy and corn farm from their late father and decided to pivot to producing specialty coffee just a few years ago. Roseane’s husband Ivan joined to help with the transition and establishing the business, and now they’re growing over 40,000 Yellow Catuai and Catucai plants and producing a good volume of specialty lots using different processes. This lot is a tried-and-true Brazilian Natural - which means you can expect big, bright flavors! It’s always great to see the same producers year-over-year, and we couldn’t be happier to report that the coffee lives up to high expectations!
We’re seeing plenty of action in this cup, with a sweet floral note upfront that reminds us of honeysuckle. Bright acidity and sweetness akin to guava or other tropical fruit is prevalent throughout, alongside a juicy berry tartness. We love coffees like this with plenty going on flavor-wise, it feels like you discover a new layer or accent with subsequent brews - and we’ve certainly been brewing plenty since the beans arrived.