Linea Caffe S.F.
Brazil Fazenda Sertaozinho
|San Francisco, California
|Sao Sebastiao da Grama, Sao Paulo state, south-central Brazil.
Sweetly and tartly pungent. Crisp roasted cacao nib, hazelnut, apricot, hints of honeysuckle and musk in aroma and cup. Roundly tart acidity; light, satiny mouthfeel. Sweet and chocolate-toned in the short finish; mildly drying in the long.
Composed entirely of beans from the yellow-fruited strain of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica. Processed by the pulped natural method, in which the skin is removed from the coffee fruit immediately after picking, but the seeds or beans are dried with the sweet pulp, or fruit flesh, still adhering to them. Fazenda Sertãozinho has consistently placed high in Brazil Cup of Excellence international juried green coffee competitions. Based in the heart of San Francisco, Linea Caffe brings together the coffee knowledge of Andrew Barnett, founder of Ecco Café and widely traveled competition judge, and the food savvy of respected restaurateur Anthony Myint. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy a measure of tart authority in a crisp, cacao-toned Brazil.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2014 tasting report: Subtle but Not Tame: Brazils 2014