Stone Cup Roasting
Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira
|Roaster Location:||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Coffee Origin:||Minas Gerais State, Brazil|
|Review Date:||December 2004|
Blind Assessment: In the aroma high-toned and delicate, complicated by sweet spice and suggestions of flowers and chocolate. The cup is low in acidity and dominated by a crisp nutty fruit, raisins and walnuts perhaps, with a continuing shimmer of floral chocolate. A very slight astringency surfaces as the cup cools.
Notes: Fazenda Cachoeira is an old and lovely family farm operated with profound respect for workers, neighboring small farmers, and the environment. Jennifer Stone, owner of Stone Cup Roasting, a quality-oriented wholesale and retail roaster in Chattanooga, and Mirian Monteiro de Aguiar, who operates Fazenda Cachoeira along with her husband Rogerio, are both women who are successfully competing in an industry still largely dominated by men. Visit
Who Should Drink It: This coffee, probably from last year's crop and a bit faded, still exhibits the combination of crisp fruit and floral delicacy characteristic of the best traditional Brazil coffees.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2004 tasting report: Savory Partnerships: Relationship Coffees