Brazil Santa Terezinha by Ecco Caffe Review |
  • Ecco Caffe

    Santa Rosa, California
  • Brazil Santa Terezinha

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: August 2009
Origin: Sul de Minas growing region, southern Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Roundly nutty aroma, with suggestions of aromatic wood and caramel. Smooth and balanced, subtly complex. Notes of honeyed fruit, nut, cedar and orange zest. Delicate finish, with lingering hints of nut and chocolate softly lingering.

Notes: Produced using biodynamic organic methods on the Santa Terezinha ("Little St. Teresa") farm by grower Paulo Sergio Almeida. A rather dense mix of native and introduced shade trees is interplanted with the coffee trees. Santa Terezinha coffees are frequent winners in Brazil's Cup of Excellence competitions, and a Santa Terezinha lot claimed first prize in 2001. Ecco Caffe is a small, genuinely artisan specialty roaster that specializes in relatively light-roasted, ""Italian Style" espressos and select single-origin coffees. Visit or call 707-525-9309 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Subtle complexity in a crisply low-acid coffee. Quiet yet full of surprises.


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