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Artisan Roast - Cetec - Brazil - Natural

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There's caramel, there's milk chocolate, there's yellow fruit, and it's super super sweet. An exclusive Artisan Roast micro-lot from the lush rolling hills of southern Minas Gerias, Brazil.

CETEC is a quirkily-named and high-quality-focused coffee farm in the heart of Brazil's main coffee production state, Minas Gerias. CETEC stands for 'Center of Technology of the City of Lavras' which sheds light both on the unusual story behind the farm and the goals of its owner and his late brother.

Márcio Custódio set up a school called CETEC with his brother Izonel Junior a decade ago; since then, it has trained over 5000 students in work-related technical skills. The brothers then turned to coffee farming (an ever-present career in Minas Gerias) and bought a medium sized farm. After Izonel died suddenly his brother named the farm in honour of the school they had started together. CETEC is now beginning to get recognition for accessible, full-flavoured, high-quality coffee, and its success serves as a tribute to the memory of Izonel.

This particular micro-lot is exclusive to Artisan Roast and part of a direct relationship model with the co-operative Márcio is a member of, that aims to give small producers visibility for their coffee. It is a natural-processed Yellow Catuaí, a cultivar developed in the Minas Gerais' neighbouring Sao Paulo State. Yellow fruiting coffee varieties such as this can be difficult to know when to pick, as the fruit looks ripe long before it is. When picked ripe they can have a pronounced sweetness compared to other coloured varieties and this is very true of this micro-lot.

The coffee has all the characteristics of a great natural processed Brazil. Front-loaded fruit flavours (produced from carefully controlling the cherry fermentation phase) melt into caramel, yellow fruit and milk chocolate, accompanied by harmonious vanilla and orange citrus. Sweetness dominates the taste balance and a low intensity but high quality complex acidity provides structure through to the finish. This type of flavour profile makes CETEC an accessible and versatile coffee for home coffee brewing. We've roasted it with Aeropress and single origin espresso in mind - both these brew methods will bring out the caramel and yellow fruit aspects of the coffee. Enjoy!

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Altitude: 1030m -1200m asl
Farm/Coop: Fazenda Cetec
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, With milk
Origin: South America/Brazil - Sul De Minas, State of Minas Gerias
Process Method: Natural (Dry)
Varietals: Yellow Catuaí

Roasting and delivery information

We roast every Monday and Wednesday (roasting days). Our cut off for planning orders for roasting is 12 pm on a roasting date. If an order is received after this cut off it will be prioritised on the next roasting day. Most items will be dispatched the next day (Tuesday and Thursday) We send the coffee by Royal Mail 1st Class post, which aims to deliver within 1 working day. For International delivery to Europe we use the Royal Mail International Standard service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days. For International delivery to World Zone 1 & 2 countries we use the Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed service. This has a delivery aim of 5-10 days.

Delivery prices to United Kingdom


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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.