Tasting notes: Chocolate, caramel, subtle fruit
Produced by: Quebranzol Farm, Bom Jardim Farm
Region: Patocinio, Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais
Varietal: Bourbon, Catuai, Mundo Novo, Pacamara
Altitude: 1150 masl
This coffee comes to us from the Cerrado Mineiro region of Brazil, just outside the town of Patocinio, in an area called Minas Garais - which is known for producing higher end Brazilain coffees. Brazil has historically been known for quantity rather than quality, but slowing that is changing and we think this coffee is evidence of that change.
This coffee is part of a social program in Brazil called Café Delas, which was created to help women farmers access resources, knowledge, and the voice they need to grow their operations to its fullest potential. As such, a portion of the profit from each sale is reinvested toward programs that promote gender equality and empowerment in the field.
Two women from two different farms produced this coffee. Delza Resende de Castro Chagas of Quebranzol Farm, and Telma Basista Machado of Bom Jardim Farm. We are taking the first name of each farmer and calling this crop Delza Telma. This is a natural process, “fine cup” grade coffee.
In the cup we find a quintessential Brazilian coffee with notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, but also some nuance with dried fruit and pear notes. It is the perfect coffee for cold morning and cloudy Michigan days. Definitely give it a try!