Brazil - Red Ruby - Natural - Espresso
£6.50
Red Ruby is the latest Brazilian lot to hit our store. We are always on the lookout for a great Brazil that will work as a real crowd pleaser and Red Ruby hits that spot. It's natural process gives it plenty of body with a rich chocolaty profile. But unlike your average Brazil, Red Ruby gos a fair bit further in profile, offering an amazing fresh sweetness, with notes of good quality heather honey with a fig like jammyness to it.

Overall it's a great tasting, versatile and very juicy Brazilian espresso. Great for all espresso machine types and also suitable for drip machines and cafetiere's alike. 

Tasting notes:

MILK CHOCOLATE / FIG / HEATHER HONEY / JUICY

How you can brew this coffee:
Espresso, Cafetiere, Stove Top (Moka Pot), Aeropress and Drip Machine (Moccamaster, Wilfa Classic etc).

The farmers / processing:

Red Ruby is a regional blend of quality coffee coming from a group of close by farms growing a mix of Red & Yellow Catuai, Mundo Novo & Acaia varietals. The farms all come from the area of Mantiqueira, which has a long standing and respected name for great growing & processing standards. The output is a step above the average Brazil profile, with great complexity / balance and sweetness in abundance - a product of focused farming alongside great altitude and volcanic soils.

This coffee is a natural process, which is the most common style used in Brazilian coffee farming. Due to the vast amount of flat land at their disposal, it is the most economical process used, which helps this origin keep it's volumes up and prices down. The beans are left inside the cherries, dried in the sun on large beds or patios and turned regularly before being depulped.  The beans are then removed from the cherries, with the mucilage remaining, which more often results in a more intense body, but less / more muted acidity.

State / Region:

Minas Gerais is a large state in the south east of Brazil. It is responsible for producing around 50% of the countries coffee and is long associated with quality coffee. This is a result of higher altitudes, soil quality and climate, which all contribute towards excellent growing conditions.

The Sul de Minas is a vast coffee region in southern Minas Gerais comprising many microclimates and smaller regions such as Mantiqueira de Minas and Campo das Vertentes. The region stretches from the São Paulo border in the west to the Matas de Minas region in the east, from south of the state capital of Belo Horizonte to the state’s southern border.

Sul de Minas (also known as South of Minas) has a high altitude, averaging 950m, and a mild annual temperature of around 22 degrees C. It also produces approximately 30% of the country’s coffee, mostly on small farms ranging from 10 to 100 hectares – although that can vary greatly.

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Your coffee will be roasted within 5-10 days of purchase, with a shelf life of 6 weeks (optimum serving point of 10-36 days). We recommend letting this coffee rest for at least 12 days before using.
    • Farm: Red Ruby
    • Varietal: Red & Yellow Catuai, Mundo Novo & Acaia
    • Process: Natural
    • Elevation: 900-1300 MASL
    • Weight: 250g / 1KG
    • Roast: Espresso
  • If you are interested in serving this coffee in your business, please get in touch on either roastery@machina-coffee.co.uk or call us on 0131 656 9565