Chapad?o de Ferro Microlot 494 Brasil by Ritual Coffee Roasters Review |
  • Ritual Coffee Roasters

    San Francisco, California
  • Chapad?o de Ferro Microlot 494 Brasil

Roast: Medium Review Date: March 2009
Origin: Patrocinio area, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Simple but softly rich aroma: sweet aromatic wood, caramel. In the cup balanced, soft acidity, delicately smooth mouthfeel, crisp nut and cocoa notes with a halo of cherryish sweetness. Lovely finish: clean, sweet, cocoa- and cherry-toned.

Notes: Processed by the traditional Brazilian natural or dry method, meaning the coffee was dried with both skin and fruit still adhering to the bean. Chapad?o de Ferro or "Plateau of Iron" no doubt received its name because of the soil's rich iron content. Ritual is a relatively new, frequently celebrated (NY Times, etc.), obsessively quality-oriented roastery and coffeehouse with two locations in San Francisco and a third in Napa?s Oxbow Public Market. Visit or call 415-641-1024 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A poised, almost flawless classic Brazil.


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