A mild blend based on a quality Brazil arabica for body and eye-pleasing crema. We add two other bean varieties for a bit of sharpness and a touch of the exotic.
Roasting recommendation: Avoid very dark roasts to maintain the nuance in this blend.
About the bean
What you can expectA creamy body, intense aroma, high acidity. Sweet. Caramel notes with a nutty finish. Complex and lovely.
About the bean
Our Brazil Planalto is sourced from the family-run Planalto Estate in the highlands of Nova Rezende, in the south of Mina Gerais - the country's main producer of milk and coffee. The farm's 3,600-foot altitude and surrounding natural forest create a unique microclimate, perfect for growing high-quality coffee.
What to expect
An aromatic cup with a rich and velvety body underlaid with fruit and nut notes.
For our taste test, we compared a City and Full City roast profile. Overall, we enjoyed a balanced cup with a nice body; a pleasant medium acidity and taste notes of fruit and nut. The City roast was particularly aromatic and a milk chocolate underlay emerged at Full City.
We made a memorable pour over with the Brazil Planalto. Because of its nice, light brightness and nutty kick, we would generally recommend this bean as an espresso base or as a standalone espresso pick, and, for summer, as a base for cold brew.
Cultivar: Yellow Catuai / Mundo Novo
Altitude: 1,200 m
Flavour: Citrus, slight berry; rich and caramelized.
Certifications: Humaniterra Foundation, UTZ Certified, Aliment préparé au Québec
Roasting recommendation: Medium to dark. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart.
Beyond the cup
The Planalto Estate covers 350 acres of strictly preserved native forest and vegetation. Liquid wastes from coffee processing are recycled and treated. Coffee pulp is reused for its nutritional value.
Estate employees enjoy a full range of benefits, as well as salaries above the regional average. Worker safety is a priority.
About the bean
Strictly Soft (SS) | Fine Cup (FC)
The Swiss Water Process begins with pure water and ends with amazing coffee that is 99.9% caffeine free.
Brazilian beans with a 17/18 screen size tend to be a more consistent, higher quality offering without the pungent floral notes associated with smaller, less mature beans.
Fine Cup (FC) beans are a specialty grade coffee. Strictly Soft (SS) beans are grown at relatively low altitudes (under 4,000 ft).
Medium body, chocolate and nut notes. Good for both drip and espresso.View full product details
The highest grade of these famous Brazilian beans from the Cerrado region. A lively offering with a smooth, sweet taste.
Species: Coffee Arabica
Appearance: 17-18 Screen
Flavour: Smooth, sweet taste, good for espresso (lots of crema and body)
Roast: City to Full City. (Soft bean, will roast quickly).