Brazil - Cristalina Goias (Natural) - Espresso
Cristalina Goias is one of a rising number of speciality farms that are stepping away from the norm and producing exceptional lots that deliver much more than your average Brazil. It still offers a rich sweet cup, with chocolate and nutty characteristics, but then goes beyond that in terms of flavour and complexity. This is down to the extra effort and detail that this farm has put into growing and processing, which takes this coffee to a higher level than most Brazil's.
Yes, it's a natural process, but not one that is weird or overly intense / funky. The natural process simply gives it a well rounded and punchy profile that helps it deliver well as a solid and arguably more accessible espresso.Tasting notes:
CREAM / COCOA / HONEY / TEXTURED
How you can brew this coffee:
Espresso, Cafetiere, Stove Top (Moka Pot), Aeropress and Drip Machine (Moccamaster, Wilfa Classic etc).
Airton Lemes is a farmer from the community of Cristalina, Goias, in the region of Cerrado Goiano. His 75 hectare family farm Fazenda Nacional is situated at 1,050 masl and cultivates the varieties of Catuaí Vermelho 144, Catuaí Amarelo 62 and Topázio. Like many in Brazil, Airton learned his trade through the influence of his family. He is motivated by the constant evolution of the specialty coffee sector and the challenge this presents for farmers to differentiate and succeed.
Goias is a state in West-Central Brazil, bordering the state of Minas Gerais. The Cerrado region is known for its flat, elevated plains which accommodate large farms and allow for highly productive harvesting. The region’s coffees are typically a ‘classic’ profile of rich chocolate, dried fruits and nuts and at higher altitudes such as this, there can be a development of more complex stone fruit flavours.
- Location: Goias, Cerrado Goiâno, Brazil
- Varietals: Catuaí Vermelho 144, Catuaí Amarelo 62 and Topázio
- Process: Natural
- Elevation: 1050 masl
- Weight: 250g / 1KG
- Roast: Espresso