11/27 Cupping Notes

Brazil Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza, Red Catuai, Pulped-Natural Silvio and Celso Families: Aroma/ Flavor – Cinnamon-apple, strong cocoa, almond/walnut nuttiness, notes of bright orange citrus.  Finish – Creamy mouth-feel, very dry but slightly waxy finish. Our take on this coffee is that it takes Brazil coffees’ to the next level with  not only the traditional nutty notes but spices, citrus, and fruit notes to add to an already excellent cup!

Name: Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza Pulped Natural
Silvio and Celso Families
Origin: Brazil
Region: Mococa, Minas Gerias
Farm: Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza
Varietal: Red Catuai
Altitude: 1,100 to 1,200 meters
Process Method: Pulped Natural

Mococa is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Sao Paulo. The city belongs to the region Mogiana de Montanha Mococa is 300 km away from the capitol of Sao Paulo.

This coffee is selectively hand-harvested by brothers Silvio and Celso and their families to ensure that only ripe cherry is selected for processing. The coffee is dried on raised beds, which many think superior to patio drying because it allows for even airflow around the beans, decreasing the chance for mold formation and encouraging more even drying of the coffee. The farm does not use any toxic chemical fertilizers or pestacides and practices environmentally friendly methods throughout its operation. It is currently in its second year of transition toward becoming a Certified Organic farm in 2009.

Colombian Supremo Popayan: Aroma/ Flavor- Dried fruits (apricot, cranberry, mango, raspberry, strawberry) Finish – Full mouth-feel, dry champagne finish. What we took away from this coffee was bright fruity notes reminiscent of a good Ethiopian and traditional Colombian notes throughout the cup.

Name: Popayan
Origin: Colombia
Farm: Various small farmers
Varietal: Typica, Caturra
Altitude: 1800-2300 meters
Process Method: Washed

This coffee was grown in the Valle del Cauca, located in the northern region of Colombia in the middle of a mountain chain. The average farm size in this area is 1.5 hectares per family, and the economy is centered on agriculture, mainly coffee cultivation.

For more information on FAF, please visit: http://www.fafbrazil.com



~ by The Espresso Lounge on November 27, 2009.

2 Responses to “11/27 Cupping Notes”

  1. Just curious, was the Colombian Popyan you cupped ours? (Dilworth Coffee.)

    • Hey Jason!

      No, that Colombian was ours. We only post cupping notes for coffee we roast. I take it that you have something similar or even the same? What did you guys think of it?


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