Brazilian Coffee Changes

The new crop coffees from Fazenda São Domingos are in, and we’ve made a few minor changes to the ways in which we refer to our offerings from Brazil.

imageFrom now on, our Brazil Traditional Dry will be be known as Brazil Fazenda São Domingos. Here’s why:
1) To recognize the hard-working farmers who produced this exceptional coffee, we have added Fazenda São Domingos to the name…

2) The coffee is no longer a “Traditional Dry.” Traditional dry refers to the type of processing method in Brazil where ripe, red cherries are harvested and dried on patios before milling.  All of the coffee we purchased from Fazenda São Domingos are true naturals, where the coffee is left to dry on the tree before harvesting, and additional drying happens on raised beds. Tree-dried “naturals” tend to have increased levels of body, sweetness and complexity compared to “traditional dry” coffees from the same farm, and we are thrilled that we have been able to work with Fazenda São Domingos to secure enough top-quality naturals to offer them year-round.

3) In general, the coffee from Fazenda São Domingos has the same basic profile as the Brazil Traditional Dry we have been offering for years, and should satisfy 100% (we repeat...100%!) of the customers who are fans of the Brazil Traditional Dry. 

imageAlso, the name Brazil Natural Dry will be changing to Brazil Fazenda Santo Antonio Bourbon Natural. You might be wondering… “if the Traditional Dry is now comprised of Naturals, how is it any different than “Natural Dry?” This year, the Natural Dry comes from a farm in South Minas called Fazenda Santo Antonio.  Just like the previous Natural Dry we offered, this coffee is harvested from 100% Bourbon variety trees and is silo-aged before shipping.

As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions!

This entry was posted on March 22 2010 in the News category.

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