BMI | Brazil Mineiro Ipe Amarelo
Extra Bold Profile | Dark roast
Tasting Notes: Smoked Spices, Toasted Almond, Dark Chocolate
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
This coffee was grown and processed by multiple producers in southeastern Minas Gerais, just above the Sul de Minas growing region. Coffee in this region grows between 800-1300 meters above sea level and has very distinct rainy and dry seasons - which, along with the Yellow Catuai variety, help to create the distinctive flavors of Cerrado Mineiro.
Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerias
DID YOU KNOW
The largest producer of coffee in the world, growing a third of the world’s coffee, production in Brazil is unique: farms tend to have flatter elevations, less shade cover, and more manicured fields.
Price paid by Driftaway
Fair Trade price per pound
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This coffee travelled 4,489 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
A rich and nutty coffee, the natural process adds sweetness and aromatic complexity to this dark roasted, Extra Bold profile.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
15 x 60 k
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2022)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from January 1st to January 25th in Brooklyn. We use the Loring Kestrel roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts once a week from home as per our Covid-19 shelter in place guidelines. Each cupping is conducted by our roasting staff Kieran D. and Ian T. using standard equipment, and is logged by our Q-certified cupper Ian T. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.