Brazil Pedra Branca
This coffee comes from the region of Pedralva, in the Mantiqueira micro region, an area that boasts over 2000 smaller farms. Many of the farmers in Pedralva still do some manual harvesting, which means more control over separation of ripe and underripe cherry. This particular lot is from Pedra Branca, a processing facility that was erected as part of a quality-focused initiative providing the local farmers state of the art processing infrastructure where they can process smaller batch sizes. The farms are located around the Pedra Branca mountains, plantings in the 1300 meter range and planted mainly in Red and Yellow Bourbon and Catuai.
This honey process lot was thick-bodied in all roasts, and with more emphasis on fruits and rustic sweetness than the savory notes smelled up front. The cup profile has a note of natural dried peach, along with dried date pieces, and sticky malt syrup. Nutty hints popped up in both roasts, and with the fruity hints, brought out a flavor profile of date and nut bars.