This is a fantastic single estate bean from the Santa Lucia Farm in Brazil. The aroma on grinding gives a preview of what to expect in the cup — sweet nuts like mazipan and fresh cream. The flavors are a combination of creamy caramel, smokey sweet almonds, a touch of lemony citrus, and cream. The mouth feel is balanced and smooth, and if you close your eyes, one might think that the black cup has cream in it! Light smokey sweet almonds continue on the finish. Notes from the importer: “Soft, caramelly and clean, delicate citrus acidity with a nutty vanilla after-taste.”
Information about the farm and the coffee
Grown on hills, between 1,000 a 1,200 meters above sea level, cultivation is manually done with low levels of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Organic fertilizers guarantee a high-quality coffee.
The harvesting of Santa Lucia coffee is selective and hand-made. Only ripe coffee cherries are picked and sent to the washing process.
Peneiras 17, 18 e 19
Embodied with low acidity, and very creamy, characteristics of the region.
Prolonged and unique.
Nakhaki Estate Lot “C”
Nelson Olori, Farmer
Here is another fine micro-lot coffee from Bolivia. The complexity of this coffee starts with the first whiff from the cup. There are florals, chocolate and nut with meaty-earthy notes along with a typical coffee aroma. A touch of black cherry and caramel is also present. The flavors reflect Autumn: maple and brown sugar, caramel and fruit. A pinch of lemony citrus comes through too. The mouthfeel is thick, rich and balanced. There are hints of nuts and caramel on finish. This coffee is predominantly deep and dark with occasional bright notes.
The distinctive Nakhaki coffees come from the Uchumachi, Colonia Kantutani, Caranavi Province in the Yungas of La Paz, Bolivia. They are expertly tendered and carefully processed by this small group of organic farmers that protect their environment with shade trees and ecological processing. Their micro-lot coffees include Typica and Red Caturra varieties.
Importer comments: Citric acidity (meyer lemon), sweet, syrupy, balanced body with hints of dark chocolate, sugar cane and red wine. Its silky texture carries forward reminders of vanilla, floral essence and green apple.
This outstanding organic coffee starts with a sweet, fruity, floral smell combined with some dustiness. The cup is balanced with a slight tilt toward the acidic, which fades fast. The flavors are big with loads of dark, dark chocolate and bright cherries mixed with a fruit flavor that comes from the tropics – perhaps mango. There are also subtle, delicate floral tones that sneak in. The mouth feel is thick and viscous and provides a nice juiciness. The finish is super clean with slight fruits, dark chocolate, and slight caramel and dulce-de-leche notes. A superb Indonesian.
This unique organic peaberry from Café Cascada starts with an elegant combination of aromas of fruit and nuts. Once in the cup, the flavors include cocoa, a mix of tart and sweet cherries, nut meat, malt, and subtle hints of spice and herbs. The mouthfeel has a light and airy texture and is perfectly balanced, reminding one of chiffon. Although not overtly acidic, a welcome brightness emerges as it cools. The finish is long with cocoa and tart cherry tones. This is a superb, very well balanced coffee.
Importer comments: Sweet chocolate, black cherry, sugar cane, dried stone fruit, syrupy mouth feel, clean, syrah wine, pecans, malt.
This curious coffee begins with the aroma of sweet herbs layered with an earthy combination of nuts, meat and roots. The main flavor characteristics are deep, dark and savory, starting with bittersweet, dark chocolate. One particularly unique tone that comes through is licorice. The mouthfeel is dry and comes across as tight and compact. The hints of cinnamon, a little clove, and dark savory herbs follow through to the finish. This coffee improves greatly as it cools and is superb at room temperature.