- Origin: Brazil
- Region: Cerrado
- Varietals: Mundo Novo, Yellow Catuai, Red Catuai
- Altitude: 3000 – 4000 ft.
- Process: Natural
- Drying: Sundried, mechanical
- Harvest: April – September
- 17/18: Grading beans by size – see Altitude for more information
Roast Level: Medium
Tasting Notes: Ripe berries, walnuts, dark chocolate.
Suggested Brew Method: Drip, French Press
Varietal Notes: Mundo Novo was developed for cultivation in Brazil in the 1940’s. A cross between Sumatra and Red Boubon, it’s distinctly tall (up to 30’ in height) and vigorous in its production. Yellow and Red Catuai is a hybrid developed in 1968 by crossing Mundo Novo and Yellow Caturra. Unlike Mondo Novo, it noticeably shorter though equally vigorous in its cherry production.
Collective: Cerrado is a region in the state of Minas Gerais, which is now the largest coffee-producing state in Brazil. The coffee is grown in rich soil that locals call “Terra Roxa” or “Red Earth.” Consistent rains, high daytime temperatures and dry winters combine to make the Cerrado region ideal for producing world-class Brazilian coffee. Today, coffee is produced by over 4,500 farms, delivering 5.5 to 6.0 million bags per year, making it one of the most productive coffee growing regions on the planet.
Our Brazil Cerrado coffee is produced by members of the Cooperativa dos Cafeicultores do Cerrado Ltda. (EXPOCACCER), which was founded in 1995 in the state of Minas Gerais. EXPOCACCER is renowned educating its employees in coffee classification, coffee cupping and coffee preparation. EXPOCACCER also supports youth educational, arts, sports and English studies for students up to the age of 12 through the Centro Educacional Pedro Bernardes Dias.
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