Brazil – Eagle Monte Carmelo
Altitude: 800-1,350 m.a.s.l.
Varietal: Mundo Novo, Catuaí
Tasting Notes: Nutty with notes of rich chocolate, dried fruit and sugar cane.
100% arabica beans.
About the beans:
One of our go-to filter coffees and the preferred roast of our cold brew recipe, the Monte Carmelo beans are made up from 3 producers:
- Rio Brilhante Café Farm: 1,622 hectares run by the 67 year old Inácio Carlos Urban.
- Retiro Farm: Run by Amélia Maria da Silva with 15 hectares of cultivated area at 1,155 m.a.s.l. altitude.
- The Esmeril Ipanema Farm run by the 69 years old, Antônio Custódio Faria with 78 hectares.
In the grand scheme of things, coffee is a fairly new product to the Cerrado Mineiro. It was first produced in the 1970s by farmers who moved into the region from both Sao Paulo and Parana. A technique called liming and irrigation make the large scale production of coffee beans in the area possible.
There is, however, quite a dry climate in Cerrado Mineiro during the harvest season, which allows the coffee a much more consistant drying process.
Our beans at The Coffee Studio are roasted by Al-Gharb Coffee Roasters.