Roast Co. Artisan Coffees
Brazil Pedra Redonda
|Roaster Location:||Oakland, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Matas de Minas growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.|
|Est. Price:||$16.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||March 2014|
Rich, deep, exotically pungent. Spicy, tea-rose-like flowers, roasted cacao nib, vanilla, tamarind, myrrh in aroma and cup. Round, quietly resonant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The cacao-nib in particular carries into a sweet, richly drying finish.
Produced entirely from trees of the Catuai variety of Arabica and 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. The Pedra Redonda farm is run by farmer José Santana with his two brothers, and selectively hand-harvests its coffee, an unusual practice in Brazil. Roast Co. is a small-batch roasting company based in Oakland, California founded by Alex Roberts and Andrew Green with the vision of roasting high-quality coffees sourced through conscious connections. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy spicy flowers and near-incense-like pungency, softened by a more familiar chocolaty cacao-nib note.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2014 tasting report: Subtle but Not Tame: Brazils 2014