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Give true Brazilian coffee a try

  • Classic tasting notes
  • Originating from a unique specialty coffee estate in Brazil
  • Equally delicious when using various brewing methods
  • About the coffee

    Milk chocolate, Caramel, Fruit

    This coffee, originating from the exceptional specialty coffee estate Fazenda Santa Luzia (Brazil), is sure to impress fans of classic coffee tasting notes. In the balanced flavour of this coffee, sweet notes of milk chocolate and caramel are intertwined, while the subtle aroma of ripe fruit makes the drink particularly refreshing.

     

    COUNTRY:   Brazil
    REGION:   Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais
    ESTATE:   Fazenda Santa Luzia
    ALTITUDE:   1200 m
    VARIETY:   Red Catuai
    PROCESS:   Natural
    ROAST LEVEL:   Medium
    SCA SCORE:   84 points out of 10

    Try these coffee brewing methods

    Chemex

    This particularly attractive coffee maker (which, by the way, can even be found in New York's Museum of Modern Art!) will allow you to brew extremely delicious coffee for yourself and a friend, as well as a whole crowd of guests. Preparing Brazil Santa Luzia in this way will allow you to experience its delicate, refreshing and sweet nature, as well as subtle notes of chocolate and dried fruit (especially prunes!).

     

    How to use it?

     

    • Insert a paper filter (the thicker part of the filter should be pressed against the neck of the coffee maker)
    • Dampen the filter with water — this will help you get rid of the papery taste
    • Grind the coffee using a coarser grind (use a ratio of 60 g of coffee per 1 l of water) and pour it into the filter
    • Start the first steeping stage: pour water onto the coffee (use twice as much water as there is coffee)
    • Wait 40 seconds and then stir the coffee gently
    • Slowly pour in the rest of the water

    Hario V60

    Even though this Japanese coffee brewing tool is extremely simple, it's also capable of preparing extremely delicious coffee — not to mention that you can put the V60 straight onto your cup! Thanks to thinner filters (compared to the Chemex ones), the prepared coffee is thicker and has a more intense flavour. Brewed in this manner, Brazil Santa Luzia has a "heavier body" and its chocolaty notes become even more vivid.

     

    How to use it?

     

    • Insert a paper filter
    • Dampen the filter with water — this will help you get rid of the papery taste
    • Grind the coffee using a coarser grind (use a ratio of 60 g of coffee per 1 l of water) and pour it into the filter
    • Start the first steeping stage: pour water onto the coffee (use twice as much water as there is coffee)
    • Wait 40 seconds and then stir the coffee gently
    • Slowly pour in the rest of the water

    Bean-to-cup coffee machine

    Do you think that specialty coffee must be prepared in a specialised, gourmet appliance? Well, that's where you're wrong! The flavour of such coffee is revealed perfectly by bean-to-cup coffee machines. This Brazilian variety is particularly well-suited for such a brewing method: in the prepared cup, tantalising notes of milk chocolate, caramel and fruit are unveiled.

     

    How to use it?

     

    Even though using a bean-to-cup coffee machine is extremely simple (all you have to do is press a button!), we can offer you some advice on how to make your coffee even more delicious:

    • If you enjoy subtle flavours, grind the beans more coarsely
    • Fans of strong coffee should give fine grind a try
    • If you enjoy the taste of fruity notes in your coffee, we recommend choosing lower coffee temperature
    • Those who like bitter, chocolaty notes should select higher coffee temperature

    Would you like to give other coffees a try too?

    Specialty coffee is single-origin coffee that has been awarded more than 80 points out of 100 by the certified experts of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). First, the appearance of unroasted beans is evaluated and then the features of flavour and aroma of the prepared coffee are assessed. To put it simply, the label of specialty coffee is awarded to some of the best coffees in the world.

    Specialty coffee is single-origin coffee of an extremely high quality (awarded more than 80 points by the SCA), while a coffee blend consists of coffee beans of several varieties that usually originate from several different regions (there can be as many as 5 or even more!). Specialty coffee is characterised by particularly vivid tasting notes, as well as depth and intensity of flavour. The taste of blends is not as vivid and the nuances of their flavour are of a more general nature.

    Only 10 percent of the total amount of coffee produced in the world is regarded as specialty. The yield of such beans is never stable: different climate conditions produce different amounts of coffee that are marked by a different flavour. It might be that earlier this year, in one of the coffee estates of the distant Brazil, an extremely small amount of exceptional coffee, which will be scored highly by the SCA, has been harvested. Naturally, the low supply and high demand of such coffee will result in a price that is higher than that of other coffee varieties.

    Specialty coffee can be brewed in a variety of ways — each of them will unveil a different side of its flavour palette. Experiment and allow yourselves to be surprised! By the way, while you do that, don't forget to pay attention to the roast level of your chosen coffee: beans of a lighter roast are better suited for pour-over or drip brewing methods, while coffee of a darker roast is best when prepared in an espresso coffee machine or a moka pot.

    Specialty coffee will allow you to experience numerous vivid tasting notes — from blueberries to passion fruit or kiwis. You might even be compelled to wonder at times, 'Is this really coffee?' Every specialty coffee variety will take you on a unique flavour journey. We're inviting you to travel along with us!