Brazil Guaxupé Natural

Our featured coffee for the month of February is a brand new offering, Brazil Guaxupé Natural. I just sampled our first roast of this coffee this week and it is exceptional.

Coffee Production in Brazil

The coffee plant was introduced to Brazil in the late 18th century and by the end of the 19th century had replaced sugar cane as the country’s most-produced crop. 

In Guaxupé city, south of the state of Minas Gerais, the high altitude and microclimate are ideal for growing coffee. The region experiences cooler-than-average temperatures as well as both wet and dry seasons that encourage the use of natural processing methods. The Guaxupé-Cooxupé Cooperative is the company that produces this coffee and is one of the largest in the world.

Flavor Profile

Brazil Guaxupé Natural features a light body and mild acidity with flavor notes of chocolate, green apple, and roasted almond. 

When I tasted this coffee, I found it to be well balanced with a slightly syrupy body on the front, mild acidity, and floral notes on the back. I also tasted a very subtle smokiness with notes of brown sugar and tart, juicy apple, and plum. 

While this is a Latin American coffee, I found that it features flavor notes typically found in both Latin American and Indonesian coffees, which was a pleasant surprise. This is a complex coffee that features a delightful combination of flavors and is a perfect cup to enjoy first thing in the morning

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