Fazenda Sao Domingos
|Roaster Location:||Irvine, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sul de Minas growing region, Minas Gerais State, Brazil|
|Review Date:||May 2002|
Blind Assessment: Bright and crisp but delicately sweet. An unusual but quite appealing combination of chocolate and grapefruit tones makes its invigorating, seductive presence felt from nose to finish.
Notes: As a green coffee, a 2001 Brazil Cup of Excellence competition winner. This coffee, from the classic Brazilian growing region of south Minas Gerais, is a pulped natural or semi-dry-processed coffee, meaning the skin was removed from the fruit but the fruit pulp was allowed to remain clinging to the beans during drying. The pulped natural method generally produces a low-key but gently bright, often fruity cup. Diedrich Coffee is a publicly traded, quality-oriented specialty chain headquartered in California that benefits from the coffee leadership of Martin Diedrich, a third-generation member of a family of coffee growers and roasters. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Rich dessert eaters. This subtle, tart-but-sweet, refreshing coffee should nicely balance full-bore pastries and desserts.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2002 tasting report: Current Crop Brazils