Brazil Sitio Vargem Grande #10


Dried Apricots, Cherry Praline, Silky

ORIGIN: Brazil
REGION / FARM: Mantiquiera / Sitio Vargem Grande
PRODUCER / CO-OPERATIVE: Rosimeire Aparecida Guerra
HARVEST: August 2020
VARIETAL: Yellow Catuai
WEIGHT: 200g
RECOMMENDED FOR: Filter & Espresso

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10 in stock

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!

Brew Guide

15g of ground coffee at medium setting.
93 degrees Celsius water.

Pour ground coffee onto a pre-washed paper filter. Tap the sides of the dripper to evenly distribute the bed.

We recommend using a slow and steady stream of water when pouring!

Start the timer, pour up to 80g.
At 0:35, pour up to 150g, in a circular motion, not forgetting to wash down the high and dry grounds present at the sides of the paper filter.
At 1:05, pour up to 200g.
At 1:40, pour up to 230g.
At 2:05, pour up to 260g.

Wait for the water to drain down, remove the dripper and enjoy your coffee.