Great Plains Coffee Roasting

Brasil Fazenda Aurea

Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Origin: Cerrado growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.

Roast: Medium-Light

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Review Date: May 2008

Agtron: 55/68

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Ken (89) and co-cupper Ted Stachura (88) both found cocoa, black-cherryish fruit and nut notes running from aroma through finish. Soft acidity, medium body, silky mouthfeel. Rich finish with fruit notes persisting through a very slight hint of astringency.


Judging by the low-toned, nutty/cocoa character, this is a traditional style of Brazil coffee processed by the natural or dry method, meaning the coffee was dried with both skin and fruit still adhering to the beans. From the Cerrado growing region, a high plateau in south-central Brazil with a dry harvest season particularly suited to sun-drying natural and pulped-natural process coffees. “Think Globally, Roast Locally” is the motto of Great Plains Coffee Roasting, a small-batch artisan roasting company serving the Sioux Falls region. Visit www.greatplainscoffee.com or call 800-456-2785 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A classic low-acid Brazil, delicate and pungent.

This review originally appeared in the May, 2008 tasting report: "S" as in Sexy: New Specialty Offerings from Brazil

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