Brazil Daterra Opus 1 Exotic by Uncle Beanz Review |
  • Uncle Beanz

    Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Brazil Daterra Opus 1 Exotic

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2008
Origin: Cerrado growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Simple, balanced, quietly rich coffee. Sweet-toned and gently pungent in the cup with silky mouthfeel and limited but pleasing nuance: hints of chocolate, banana-like fruit, honeyish flowers.

Notes: Produced from a newly developed hybrid variety of tree that produces coffee with about half as much caffeine as is contained in beans from typical varieties of Coffea Arabica (and one-quarter as much as contained in most robusta coffee). This is not a genetically engineered variety, by the way, but one developed using the slow, painstaking, traditional procedures of cross-fertilization. Developed by Daterra Coffee in Brazil and grown on Daterra's Fazenda Boa Vista farm. Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Uncle Beanz is a small-batch roaster whose motto is "Turn the routine into an everyday indulgence." Visit or call 877-992-3269 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A relaxing darker-roasted cup for the afternoon or evening, naturally low in both caffeine and acidity.


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