We have been looking forward to the new harvest from Rosimeire for the longest time & we’re so excited it’s here now!
Last year, we came across a coffee from Rosimeire’s farm Sitio Vargem Grande which truly changed our perception of Brazilian coffees. We’ve definitely been impressed by certain exotic varietals grown in Brazil, but we were truly taken aback by how fruity, juicy & complex her Yellow Catuais were. Catuais are known to be rust-resistant & high yielding which is great for producers but are generally lower in the quality scale. It is also especially more common in Brazil where selective picking of only ripe cherries wasn’t a common practice especially with larger farms.
Coffees grown are at Sitio Vargem Grande are all hand-picked at the right stage of ripeness before Rosimeire processes it at her farm. This particular lot was hand sorted before the coffees were placed in boxes & dried on patios. The drying box is useful in driving warm air up & maintaining a stable temperature during the drying stage. This is one of the unique processes Rosimeire has experimented with to produce different flavour profiles for her coffees!
Lot#10 has a beautiful silky mouthfeel that’s also balanced with a weight typical to Brazilian coffees. In the cupping & brews, we are drawn in by the sweet acidity and soft flavours, reminding us of apricots, cherries as well as the sweetness of praline. This is truly an enjoyable coffee we could drink every single day!