Martinez Fine Coffees
Brazil Cerrado Capim Branco
|Cerrado growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Sweetly and gently acidy medium-roasted coffee, with a hint of semi-sweet chocolate in the aroma and sweet lemon and tomato in the cup. Rather shallow in sensory dimension, but softens and deepens as the cup cools, revealing floral hints. Balanced finish with a gentle astringency buffered by sweetness.
Produced by a distinguished farm in the Cerrado region, a newer Brazilian coffee growing region distinguished by its dry, sunny fruiting and harvest season. Processed by the natural or dry method, meaning the beans were dried with both skin and fruit still adhering to the bean. Martinez Coffee is a pioneer in the practice of selling fine coffee by "estate," or farm or cooperative, rather than simply by country or region. Visit www.martinezfinecoffees.com or call 800-642-5282 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
Those looking for a gentle version of the old-fashioned sweetly acidy American-style breakfast cup.
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This review originally appeared in the April, 2005 tasting report: Soft and Sweet: Brazil Specialty Coffees