Archive for May, 2002

Current Crop Brazils

Current Crop Brazils

Brazil is coming up in the world of specialty coffee. It probably always was up in Europe, where Brazil’s finest coffees, sweetly rounded and low in acidity, anchored the continent’s leading blends. In the United States, however, Brazil was mainly known for producing vast volumes of cheap, mass-processed arabica coffees that found their nameless way […]

A New Brazil Cup?

A New Brazil Cup?

Not too long ago, Brazil coffees seldom made it onto American specialty menus. If they did they were identified rather generically as “Santos,” a term describing the higher grades of Brazil coffees, usually from the growing regions of Mogiana and Sul de Minas. The Santos cup, long a mainstay in better-quality blends in Europe and […]

By May 14, 2002 Read Article