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Horsham Coffee Roaster: Brazil, Mantiqueira, Natural

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The Serra de Mantiqueira stretch across São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro states. Located in the Minas Gerais state, the Mantiqueria de Minas area was the first to get a geographical indication in the Brazilian coffee industry (supported and developed by BSCA). This fresh approach, akin to ‘terroir’ in the wine industry, is redefining how people view specialty coffee from Brazil with 25 counties in the region and 7,800 producers, of which 89% are smallholders. The area comprises 69,500 hectares and altitude ranges from 900 to 1,500 masl, with a predominance of yellow varieties over the more typical red.

The lower altitudes are often grazed by cattle and the steeper slopes compared to other parts of the state mean that the near ubiquitous mechanisation of the coffee industry in Brazil is much less commonly seen, and hand picking more prevalent. Though both red and yellow cherries are grown across the region, altitude often splits the choices, with yellow generally being grown at higher elevations and therefore forming a larger percentage of quality coffees form the region.

Once the coffee is picked, it is processed through to dry milling on the farm, and then brought to the Cocarive warehouse just outside São Lourenço. It is then rigorously cupped under the guidance of ex Brazilian cupping Champion Wellington Pereira.

Brewing

This coffee works well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.5 brew ratio.

Example - Filter: 15g - 250ml // Espresso: 18g - 45ml

Altitude: 1000-1250 masl
Farm/Coop: Mantiqueira
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Stove Top, Black, With milk
Origin: Brazil, South America
Region: Minas Gerais
Process Method: Natural (Dry)
Tasting Notes: Rum, raisin, chocolate, plum
Varietals: Yellow Bourbon

Roasting and delivery information

All our web orders are usually dispatched next working day after the order is placed. We send out all UK Mainland orders using a next day tracked courier service

We always aim to delivery your coffee to you within 8 days of roasting and coffee is packaged in sealed, foil bags for maximum freshness

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.