Like Frank said, "They've got a zillion tons of coffee in Brazil." While that may be, this lovely peaberry of the yellow bourbon variety stands out as an attention grabber.
This offering comes from Álvaro Antônio Pereira Coli’s 235 acre estate - Sitio Da Torre. The Minas Gerais region is the largest of Brazil’s three growing regions, and Mantiqueira de Minas region is, especially, known for its rolling hills and uneven terrain. Álvaro has built an impressive reputation for quality consistently recognized in the Brazil Cup of the Excellence competitions over the last decade.
Due to Álvaro’s intentional quality management at Sitio Da Torre, we are the beneficiaries of a unique Brazilian coffee that strikes us with its exceptionality. For this natural process, During the harvest, coffee cherries are floated to remove less dense and damaged coffee, and then placed on patios to dry. After 5 days, the coffee is moved to mechanical driers to precisely finish the drying to 11 percent moisture and then carefully stored until it is time for milling and export. This process is a large contributor to this coffee's unique flavor profile. We get notes of milk chocolate, baking spices accompanied with plenty of deep, rich sweetness, and some hints of plum, apple, and a little bit of banana.