Brazil Poco Fundo by Barefoot Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Barefoot Coffee Roasters

    Santa Clara, California
  • Brazil Poco Fundo

Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2007
Origin: Sul de Minas growing region, southern Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A slight, serendipitous hint of sweet ferment complicates the rich fruit, turning it toward a chocolaty, brandyish cherry or orange with a hint of blueberry. The chocolate takes on an almost minty character in the sweet, very low-acid cup. As the cup cools a bare suggestion of bitterness surfaces, the shadow side perhaps of the rich, fermenty sweetness.

Notes: Certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. A dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans are dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Typically low growing altitudes and dry-processing contribute to a gentle, subdued acidy sensation in most Brazil coffees. Barefoot Coffee Roasters ("Serious coffee. Happy people") is an award-winning boutique, artisan coffee roaster particularly specializing in certified sustainable coffees. Visit or call 408-248-4500 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: The coffee equivalent of sweet-leaning "fruit bomb" red table wines.


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