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Dark roasted coffee with notes of toffee, dark chocolate, cacao nibs


Country: Colombia / Brazil

Region: Cauca / Cerrado

Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia / Bourbon, Catuai, Mundo Novo, Typica

Processing Method:: Washed/Natural


Colombia Varietal and Region Information

     Colombia’s size alone certainly contributes to the different profiles that its 20 coffee-growing departments (out of a total 32) express in the cup, but even within growing regions there are plentiful variations due to the microclimates created by mountainous terrain, wind patterns, proximity to the Equator, and, of course, differences in varieties and processing techniques.

The country’s northern regions (e.g. Santa Marta and Santander) with their higher temperatures and lower altitudes, offer full-bodied coffees with less brightness and snap; the central “coffee belt” of Antioquia, Caldas, and Quindio among others, where the bulk of the country’s production lies, produce those easy-drinking “breakfast blend” types, with soft nuttiness and big sweetness but low acidity. The southwestern departments of Nariño, Cauca, and Huila tend to have higher altitude farms, which comes through in more complex acidity and heightened florality in the profiles.




Derivation:: Catimor type (Caturra x Timor Hybrid)

Location of Origin:: Colombia

Origin Story:: Developed as a disease-resistant, productive hybrid by Cenicafe (1968–1982); released 1985. One of the earliest Catimors



Derivation:: Bourbon related

Location of Origin:: Brazil

Origin Story:: Naturally occurring dwarf Bourbon mutation discovered in Minas Gerais, Brazil (1915–1918) and later selected for cultivation (1937)



Derivation:: F10 Variedad Colombia x Caturra

Location of Origin:: Colombia, general

Origin Story:: Developed by Cenicafe to replace the no-longer-leaf-rust-resistant Variedad Colombia; released 2005

(information from Cafe Imports)


Brazil Varietal and Region Information

     Brazil is one of the most well-known coffee origins and is the largest producer and exporter in the world. It is responsible for almost a third of all consumed coffee on the planet. While Brazil has several premiere regions to cultivate coffee, much of the coffee is grown in the Minas Gerais region in southern Brazil whose rich soil and climate makes a fantastic environment for cultivation. Coffee from Brazil is universally enjoyed due to its lower acidity.


Cerrado Region

     The Cerrado is a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil, particularly in the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Minas Gerais and the Federal District. It is also the first region in Brazil to receive protected Designation of Origin status, meaning coffee labelled “Cerrado” has to actually come from Cerrado (similar to the rules protecting Spanish ham or Champagne).

     This selected coffee is from Fazenda Santa just southwest of Brasilia in the state of Goiás

and is smooth and well rounded. It has low acidity, a medium body with notes of chocolate and caramel. (Perfect Daily Grind)

(Wholesale Origin)




Derivation:: Typica related

Location of Origin:: Île Bourbon

Origin Story:: Naturally occurring Typica mutation; selected from Ethiopian coffee cultivated in Yemen transplanted to Bourbon Island (now Réunion) in 18c



Derivation:: Mundo Novo x Caturra

Location of Origin:: Brazil

Origin Story:: Cross of Caturra and Mundo Novo made by Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, Brazil; released in 1972


Mundo Novo

Derivation:: Typica x Bourbon

Location of Origin:: Brazil

Origin Story:: Naturally occurring cross of Typica and Bourbon discovered in Brazil (1943)



Derivation:: Derivative of Yemeni cultivar transplanted from Ethiopia

Location of Origin:: Java via Yemen

Origin Story:: C. Arabica root variety; mutation of one or more selections from Ethiopia in Yemen; brought to Java by the Dutch (17th century)

(Café Imports)

Roast 61 - Espresso, Colombian_ Brazilian

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