Topéca Coffee Roasters

Fazenda Sertão Brazil

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

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

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $13.99/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2016

Agtron: 57/85

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicate, nut-toned, sweetly spicy. Pistachio, honeysuckle, clove, molasses, baker’s chocolate in aroma and cup. Subtle, crisply tart acidity; buoyant, satiny mouthfeel. Clove and pistachio animate the quietly flavor-saturated finish.


Produced from trees of the Yellow and Red Bourbon and Catuai varieties 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 second-highest rating in a test of natural-processed Brazil coffees conducted for Coffee Review‘s May 2016 tasting report. Topéca Coffee is an artisan roaster with three café locations and a roastery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Visit www.topecacoffee.com or call 918-398-8022 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A crisp, sweetly spicy and nut-toned cup.

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

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