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New Brazil Cup of Excellence!!

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , on June 20, 2010 by smilinggoat

Brazil Fazenda Serra Do Bone

Cup of Excellence – Organic

This award winning coffee is creamy and decadent. with a silky richness to the texture. A floral aroma precedes and light, soft acidity with hints of apple and a sweet lime. Walnut notes with a touch of rich, milk chocolate round out the extraordinarily smooth and sweet caramel finish.

Fazenda Serra Do Bonne is located in the mountains in Araponga in the Mata de Minas area of Minas Gerais. Carlos Sergio Sangland is a committed conservationist. He is resolved to adopt an organic approach to the management of his crops. His coffee which is of the Red and Yellow Catui varietal, and is grown at an altitude of 1200 masl, these coffees regularly defy typical Brazilian cup profiles in favor of much more intense, citric and floral characters. Carlos is committed to high quality execution at every level, performing intensive lot separation, selectively harvesting ripe cherries and drying his pulped natural coffees on elevated beds, providing even ventilation for a much more consistent humidity.

Java Blend Coffee Roasters –  Medium Roast

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Now serving Brazil Finca Hamilton

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2010 by eyesnoop

Brazil – Finca Hamilton

Micro Lot / Organic ‘In Transition’

Extremely smooth and simply delicious! This coffee is very aromatic with a light floral fragrance preceding a rich, full bodied chocolate note with tangy hints of red grape and grapefruit. A silky mouthfeel ends with a very clean finish.

The Finca Hamilton ‘Natural’ coffee, part of the Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza is from the Mococa region in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  It is a pulped natural, the processing method where they take the skins off the coffee cherries and dry the seeds with the mucilage still intact. This imparts a sweet fruitiness to the drying beans. The coffee has been picked with extreme care, only the best cherries selected. It is also farmed using the Natural process, or Organic ‘In Transition’, meaning that although they are using all natural methods with no chemicals or fertilizers and minimal pruning, it has not yet been ‘Certified Organic’. This allows the coffee to flourish as is would naturally and promotes a diverse and sustainable forest environment … which in turn produces an amazing coffee.

Java Blend Coffee Roasters –  Medium Roast

Come in to try the Brazilian coffee we are offering on the Clover!

Posted in Announcements, Coffee with tags , , , , , , on February 7, 2010 by smilinggoat

Brazil – Agua Preta

Direct Trade / ‘In Season’ offering

Solid milk chocolate, vanilla bean and pecan make Agua Preta remarkably comforting. The smooth, steady body and soft acidity sip so pleasantly that your cup will be empty before you know it. The finish lingers just enough to leave the palate with charming notes of dry spice and roasted hazelnut.

Fazenda Santa Ines is the stuff of legend amongst Brazilian coffee farms. It is located in the Serra do Montiquiera mountain range in Carmo de Minas, a rugged, sloping terrain, with good altitude and natural water springs. The farm’s coffee is produced using the “pulped natural” method. The coffee cherries are harvested and the skin is removed, leaving the sticky dense mucilage and parchment surrounding the seed. This sticky coffee is then moved to a concrete patio and spread out in a very thin layer to dry under sunlight. When the unique topography of Carmo de Minas is combined with the stellar execution of Santa Ines, the pulped natural processing method yields coffees of unrivaled sweetness and amazingly thick body.

Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters –  Medium Roast