Brazil Santa Monica
Brazil Santa Monica
- Country: Brazil
- Region: Ibiraci, Minas Gerais
- Producer: Jean Vilhena
- Farm: Santa Monica
- Altitude: 1,240 MASL
- Variety: Catucai 2SL
- Processing: Natural
- Roasted for: Espresso & Filter
Tasting Note: Red apple, rock melon, lemon myrtle
This coffee has a really silky mouthfeel, melon-like, stewed apple, almond butter and hints of lemon myrtle.
Roast to Order:
- Roast: Every Wednesday
- Dispatch: 1-2 days after roasting
- Whole bean only
20g:60g, 21-23 seconds, 94°C. (1:3 ratio)
15g:250g, 3 pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C. (1:16.5 ratio)
94-96°C. (1:16 ratio)
Situated in one of the most prime growing regions of Brazil, Fazenda Eldorado has been producing high quality coffee for decades. This family-run farm owned by Jean Vilhena and Elvis Vilhena, they value a holistic approach to crop management by using organic compost from their own farmland to ensure the quality of the product, while maintaining the microbial life in the soil. Jean runs the daily farm operations with a passion that has led him to grow new botanical varieties such as Bourbon and Arara. He also introduced new techniques for flavour development at the coffee cleaning and drying stages (pulp natural and raised beds) and organic fertilizing techniques that are built in the farm.
Since 2010 the family farms shifted its focus from large-scale efficiency to aiming for specialty coffee. The move was highly successful and rewarding, placing them as winners of the Alta Mogiana Competition and high rankings in the Cup of Excellence many times in the last decade.
ickle coffee is run by sisters, Rowena and Kate, with a focus on roasting exceptionally high quality specialty coffee, and a desire to only roast coffees they would love to drink everyday. All their coffee is sourced from ethical coffee importers who use sustainable practices and give back to the coffee grower’s communities and invest in the quality of their livelihoods as well as the quality of the coffee produced.