Brazil Fazenda Monte Verde - Green - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Brazil Fazenda Monte Verde - Green

Country: Brazil
Region: Carmo de Minas
Varietal: Acaiá, Icatu Amarelo, Mundo Novo, Catuai, Bourbon
Farm: Fazenda Monte Verde
Process: Natural
Altitude: 900 - 1,300 MASL
Cupping Notes: Brown Sugar, Almond, Dark Chocolate, Plum
Recommended Roast:City to Full City+
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Espresso

Description: Fazenda Monte Verde is situated in the mountainous region of Sul de Minas, just south of Minas Gerais. The farm has a reputation for producing high quality coffee in Brazil, taking awards at the Cup of Excellence (COE) in 2012, 2016, and 2018. Monte Verde covers 180 hectares of coffee trees, a substantial operation run by José Roberto Canato. The farm produces 50% natural, like this one, and the other 50% as pulped naturals. The coffees are pre-dried under the sun, in the 8,000 square meters of drying patios, and then drying is finished in mechanical dryers. This one is an NY 2 which stands for “New York 2”, referring to the maximum number of defects allowed, it’s the highest grade recognized by the New York Stock Exchange. The lot is also sorted by screen size and is among the largest Brazilian size grades at 17/18.

The COE cuppers have recognized the quality of Fazenda Monte Verde, but you don’t have to take their word… you can take ours. We get lots of sweetness with notes of Brown Sugar and a bit of Marshmallow, with flavors of Almond, a linger of Dark Chocolate, and a slight fruitiness of Plum.

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Susan in PDX
Good basic Brazil Natural

The tasting notes are pretty accurate, except I thought there was very little fruit in the Full City sample I roasted. The prep is fantastic on this one; no quakers at all, and beans are pretty uniform and easy to roast. Because it’s low-grown, I roasted extra low and slow, maxing temp at 425F. A second batch at 440F scorched, so beware. After 24 hours rest, I tasted using drip. Nice body, sweetness as advertised. I think this would make a nice espresso a shade darker, or use as the base for a blend. I dinged it one star because it didn’t have a clear distinctive “hook” in the flavor profile IMHO. Note: I was much happier with it as part of a blend with a chocolaty Mexico/Honduras washed component. In that blend, the nuttiness I had originally expected showed up.


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