Brazil Sitio Bella Vista Natural
Cup Characteristics: Lots of dark chocolate in both flavor and texture. A very smooth, long finish and a well balanced body. Smooth, earthy body with noticable viscous milk chocolate mouthfeel. Mild fruit penetration. Good base for espresso.
$13.99 per pound
Arrived early February 2020 in grainpro.
Sitio Bella Vista is located in a community referred to as Barring. Tiago Rezende and his brothers take care of this plantation as well as other various coffee plantations in the surrounding areas. In Brazil it is common practice to work together as a community in order to harvest more coffee, this process is called “Meteors”. The farmers use an all natural process followed by sun drying their beans on paved patios for the best results.
- Location: Minas Gerais region
- Altitude: 1250 meters/4000 feet
- Varieties: Red Acaia and Yellow Catuai
- Process: Natural
- Drying: Sun dried on patios
- Harvest: July - September
We will have this coffee only briefly. The bean selections are a bit unusual as there is an absence of Mundo Novo, the hybrid that is spread in great number throughout Brazil. Instead the growers selected sweet and earthy varietals.