Not every coffee that comes into our roastery is about juice or acidity. The reality is that we love classic nutty chocolaty Brazilian coffees as they fill two very important criteria. In no particular order; they bring stability to an espresso blend, like Formula 6, and also they just make tasty un-challenging filter coffee, that pleases almost everyone. We have worked with the Contini family for years now. They are such a big part of our business and humble with it. It is always a pleasure to visit.
Vargem Grande Estate is a small family estate that was championed by the late and amazing Erna Knudson. If you have a few minutes, I think she was quite an inspiration and worth every second!
Farm: Vargem Grande Estate
Region; Mogiana, Brazil
Owners: The Contini Family
Process: Pulped Natural
Farm Size: 300 Acres
Coffee production; 160 Acres
Varietals: Mundo-Novo and Catuai
Altitude between 3000-4000 feet above sea level.
Aromatics: Chocolate and nuts (think melted Ferrero Rocher)
Body; Thick and creamy
Acidity; Low and sweet.
Flavour possibilities. Chocolate, nuts, a little cereal note, and so much sweetness…