Region: San Paulo region located near the border of Minas Gerais
Farm: Fazenda Sul de Minas Est. 1917, Certified Organic, Fairly Traded
Altitude: 3000 4200 Feet Above Sea Level
Farmer: Marcello Vieira
Aroma: The dry fragrance offers toasted hazelnuts with hints of milk chocolate.
Tasting Notes: This hard to find bean is both nutty and sweet. You will be struck by its clean round taste and low acidity which delivers a mild, smooth cup. This bean is so good that when fresh roasted it is spectacular both as a morning coffee or espresso.
Dessert Pairings: Simple sweets like butter cookies or almond biscotti help to round out the mellow, nutty flavours found in this cup. If you are serving cheese with dessert I would strongly recommend a little ricotta (personally, I like it stuffed into a cannoli) (Wallace Mark, Roast Master).
Food Pairings: I tend to like this low acid coffee more in the morning with some toast or a bagel. A well toasted bagel just shy of being burnt- will set-off a flavor combination that is absolutely delicious. A little saltiness from lightly spread butter will emphasize the nutty characteristics or terroir in this bean. Nuts especially almonds are a natural with this coffee.