Rio Brilhante Aramosa – Brazil

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Strawberry Gummy, Fuji Apples, Syrupy

REGION / FARM: Cerrado / Rio Brilhante
PRODUCER / CO-OPERATIVE: Ignacio Carlos Urban
HARVEST: August 2020
PROCESSING: Double Fermentation
WEIGHT: 200g
RECOMMENDED FOR: Filter & Espresso

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We are capping off our showcase of Brazil’s 2020 harvest with a truly interesting coffee. Our objective was to show how expectations of Brazilian coffees should be shifting away from the usual chocolatey & nutty flavour profile. Instead, as producers improve their cherry picking practices as well as continue to exploring fermentation & drying processes, we can expect an exciting future for Brazilian coffees.

This coffee from Rio Brilhante is a pre-cultivar called Aramosa, which is a cross breed between Coffea Arabica & Racemosa. This species was chosen for its low-caffeine content as well as being drought-resistant. Rio Brilhante is owned by Inacia Carlos Urban, who has dedicated the last 3 decades of his life to his farm, turning it into a quality-focused and sustainable example of coffee production.

This particular lot is one of several experimental fermentations that Inacio has been exploring. After selective picking and sorting, the cherries go through both an anaerobic (36 hours) as well as aerobic fermentation (18 hours). The cherries are then laid on the terraces for a slow drying with regular rakes & turns.

Inacio’s attention to detail is reflected in the quality of the greens. The beans are particularly uniform, which makes it more even to roast. We roasted this coffee a little faster to accentuate its acidity, yet retaining a gummy-like mouthfeel. The coffee’s flavours reminds us of strawberry gummy & Fuji apples! We hope you will enjoy this coffee as much as we do!

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 230g.
At 1:40, pour up to 265g.

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