Brazil Fazenda Wagner by Rao's Coffee Roasting Review |
  • Rao's Coffee Roasting

    Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Brazil Fazenda Wagner

Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2002
Origin: Alta Mogiana growing region, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Sweet and complex with grapefruit, lemon and cocoa in the nose. The grapefruit notes dominate and harden a bit in the pleasingly rich cup, turning slightly astringent in the finish.

Notes: Fazenda Wagner, operated by the third generation of the Ferrero family, is located in the Cerrado Mineiro region, at an altitude of 1,080 meters. Judged as a green coffee, a 2001 Brazil Cup of Excellence competition winner. From the classic Brazilian growing region of Alta Mogiana, this coffee is a pulped natural or semi-dry- processed coffee, meaning the skin was removed from the fruit but the fruit pulp was allowed to remain clinging to the beans during drying. The pulped natural method generally produces a low- key but gently bright, often fruity cup. Rao's is a quality oriented specialty roaster with an informative website and an unusually extensive selection of single-origin coffees. Visit or call 413-253-9441 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy tartly sweet, invigoratingly citrus-toned breakfast coffees.


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