Mata de Minas Brazil Pulped Natural - Stonecutter Coffee
The Stonecutter Series is an ode to the granite quarrying of Stonington and the Stonecutter memorial statue across the street from our Stonington Café. Available in limited amounts, changing monthly, and adorned with a beautiful gold & black sticker, these beans are selected for their "je ne sais quoi" - a unique coffee producing region of the world, inventive processing method and / or out of this world flavor.
Mata de Minas Farm
This month we are highlighting a coffee from Brazil. We have never roasted a coffee from Brazil before, even though Brazil produces 33% of the world's coffee. Brazil is the largest coffee producing country in the world. This Brazilian coffee is a pulped natural processed coffee, locally known as Cereja Descasado, which was a method pioneered in Brazil over 20 years ago. The method lies at the intersection of natural and washed processing. Instead of drying the cherries in their whole form – which takes longer – or washing away all the fruit matter – which takes more effort – the pulped natural process only removes some pulp. The pulped natural method leaves a thin layer of mucilage on the beans before setting the coffee out to dry. Pulping the cherries before drying brings up the acidity content that leans towards the citric spectrum, with delicate floral fragrances and lighter body. The thin mucilage layer that coats the beans during the drying process not only protects them from exposure and defects but also adds some sweetness and a variety of flavor nuances to the coffee. These include sugar cane, milk chocolate, and hazelnut with an overall rich flavor and clean cup profile.This coffee comes from the Minas Gerais region at 1,200 altitude of Brazil and is produced by Volcafe Santos and various smallholders.
Tasting notes: Fresh cantaloupe and milk chocolate
Roast level: light
Location: Minas Gerais region at 1,200 altitude
Latitude: 22º South
All bags come Whole Bean. For ground beans please select "Ground" and specify your brew method in the "Special Instructions" box in the lower left corner on the Cart page. Default grind is drip.