Victrola Coffee Roasters

Carmo de Minas Canaan Estate Natural Pedreira Microlot

Location: Seattle, Washington

Origin: Carmo de Minas growing region, northeastern Minas Gerais State, Brazil

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.00/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2016

Agtron: 58/74

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly rich, deeply pungent. Honey, tea rose, fir, black currant, thyme in aroma and cup. Quiet, crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. All flavor notes carry into a nuanced, resonant, gently drying finish.


Produced on the Canaan Estate entirely from trees of the Yellow Catuai variety of Arabica. A “natural” or dry-processed coffee, which means the beans or seeds were dried encased in the entire fruit. Naturals form the backbone of the Brazil coffee industry, but this lot reflects a particularly refined approach to the method. This coffee tied for the third-highest-rated in a test of natural-processed Brazil coffees conducted for Coffee Review‘s May 2016 tasting report. Victrola is a small-batch, hands-on roaster with a passionate commitment to quality and distinctiveness. Visit www.victrolacoffee.com or call 206-624-1725 for more information.

The Bottom Line:

This review originally appeared in the May, 2016 tasting report: Brazil Naturals: Tradition Meets Trend

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