Brazil Sítio Canaã (Red Catuai)
DIRECT TRADE COFFEE
This is a lot of Red Catuai variety, produced by João Hamilton on his farm Sítio Canaã. This selection really stood out for us for its almost overwhelming levels of sweetness and wonderfully clean mouthfeel. Look forward to a soft, rounded structure with notes of ripe, red berries and vanilla.
This is our 4th year sourcing coffee from João Hamilton and his farm Sítio Canaã after being very happy with the lots we had sourced in the previously. Sítio Canaã is situated between 1200 - 1350 m.a.s.l, just outside the city of São Paulo. João is growing Catuai, Mundo Novo, Sumatra, and Bourbon varieties. He is also separating some lots of Obata that we especially enjoy. Previously growing coffee for the commodity market, in 2006 João made the switch to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly and quality focussed approach. Working with local green coffee exporters FAF (Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza), João along with FAF are now recognized to be at the forefront of specialty coffee being produced in Brazil. João is doing fantastic work growing clean, complex coffees and continuing to push the upper boundaries of coffee quality in Brazil. We look forward to continuing to develop this relationship in the future!
1g of coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F / 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%
- Producer: João Hamilton
- Country: Brazil
- Region: Caconde, São Paulo
- Elevation: 1200 - 1350 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Red Catuai
- Process Method: Natural
- Roast Level: Light Filter Roast