If you're keen on big-bodied brews that turn your caffeine dial from 0 to 10 before you're done with your first cup, this is your winning roast right here. A dry, earthy sweetness, a very vague hint of spiciness, and chocolate body from start to finish is quite reminiscent of the flavor profile of an Australian Shiraz wine from the Barossa Valley but with a the chewiness you get from a California Merlot or Oregon Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. I like this as a let's-get-to-work-immediately cup: a savory sip to start that's followed by a shameless gulp, then set it down and pick it up without thinking as your focus ramps up and is absorbed by the work in front of you. Bonus that it tastes just as good cold as it does warm. My brewing process (posted for science, not for criticism): 40g whole beans, hand-ground coarse for French press (coarser than standard) plus a pinch of sea salt. ~700mL steam-distilled water heated to 180°F. Bloom thrice (10 second intervals between each) and steep for 10-12 minutes.
Fazenda Santa Luzia - Para Ela Reserve Micro-Lot - Brasil
Cup Characteristics: Dark Berry Sweetness, Medium acidity, Chocolate Finish
We are excited to announce our exclusive special limited reserve “Para Ela” micro-lot, that is 100% women hand selected. This coffee is very near and dear to our hearts because they were carefully selected and sorted with love by the women of Our Coffees.
“Para Ela”, which translates "For Her" is our representation to the world of what we can achieve through the power of coffee. During the 4 month hand selection and sorting season, to financially empower the women of Campos Altos and shine a light on the financial disparity occurring in the country, Jose´ Maria decided to take action and dedicate the entire hand selection and micro lot production to be harvested only by women. During the hand selection season, pickers earned 50% higher wages than the regional average, and employee household incomes increased by 85% during the picking season as a direct result of the Para Elas' production. The ripest and most pristine cherries were carefully hand selected and sorted with love exclusively and only by the women of Campos Altos.
This lot is a showcase of natural processed Yellow Bourbon dried on our newly built African raised drying beds. The goal behind this collection was to cultivate and process a coffee that not only preserved the prestige of this varietal, but excite us with its flavor dynamic and full body component to excel as a filter coffee.
Producer: Jose´ Maria de Oliveira
Farm: Fazenda Santa Luzia
Region: Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Altitude: 1200 MASL
Lot Size: 60 Bags (Exclusive to Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters)
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Process: Naturally Sun Dried on Raised Drying Beds
Drying Time: 24 days raised drying beds | Raking and rotation (6) times beginning at 7am until 6pm.
Certifications: RFA, UTZ, 4C
We love this coffee!!! It is the only coffee I allow in our espresso maker!!! We do not leave home without it!
I'm a coffee snob and I am addicted to this stuff!!!!