TASTING NOTES

DARK CHOCOLATE, BROWN SUGAR, BLUEBERRY

ROASTING

The process of applying heat to green coffee beans to transform it’s chemical & physical properties,  resulting in roasted coffee beans that can be brewed.

MEDIUM-DARK ROAST

We roasted this selecting with our bold profile, to enhance its body. The darker roast brings out the nutty flavors from the beans, such as hazelnut and almond butter notes.

REGION

Similar to Napa Valley or Burgundy for wine, the region where a coffee is grown can tell us a lot about the coffee.

NORTE PIONEIRO DO PARANA

Norte Pioneiro do Parana has a rich, long history of growing coffee. For more than a century, coffee farmers have been cultivating coffee here. The region’s moderate temperatures (66 to 71°F), altitude (500 to 900 m) and latitude (23 to 24°S) produce slower maturation rates and longer periods between flowerings.

PRODUCER

The farm & mill where the coffee cherry is grown & processed.

FAZENDA CALIFORNIA

Fazenda California was originally a research farm for botanists and scientists at the University of California Davis, hence the farm’s name. Long after UC Davis had stopped using it, the operation fell into disrepair. Luiz Rodrigues purchased Fazenda
California in 2004 and, after more than a decade of hard work, has returned it to its former glory as an excellent coffee farm.

PROCESSING

The method by which the green coffee bean is removed from the fruit & then dried & stored can affect the taste of the coffee.

WET PROCESSED (WASHED)

Brazil Fazenda California is fully washed, or wet processed. In wet processing, beans are only dried
after all the fruit on the bean has been completely removed. (Letting the fruit ferment first makes removing it easy.) This processing method:

  • Is the most common method used for coffee
  • Generally creates clean flavors
  • Produces a consistent profile

VARIETAL

Most wine drinkers know whether they prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot. Similarly, the Arabica coffee plant has several botanical varieties, each with unique taste characteristics.

MUNDO NOVO, CATUAI AND OBATA

Luiz Rodrigues grows three varietals of coffee:

  • Mundo Novo, w hich produces a high yield w ithout sacrificing quality
  • Catuai, w hich is a hybrid of Mundo Novo and Caturra
  • Obata, w hich is a hybrid of a variety from Peru and one from Southeast Asia