I am thrilled to introduce a new coffee to Joe's Brother offerings. This amazing coffee comes from one of the largest coffee-growing regions of the world.
Brazil Salmo has is sweet and complex, with notes of cocoa, raisin and strawberry. The expected bold body from the Cerrado region benefits from the addition of playful fruit notes from Sul de Minas.
ABOUT THIS MICRO-LOT OF COFFEE
Salmo is a combination of coffees from five farms (fazendas) in two top-quality regions: Fazendas Lenheiros, Alcaan, Santa Barbara and Queixadas from Cerrado and Fazenda do Lobo from Sul de Minas.
Ripe and raisin cherries (cherries left to dry on the tree) were mechanically harvested, sent to the washing station on the farm by tractors and were cleaned and separated by density (ripe to one side, raisin to the other). Then, they were dried in the sun on cement patios and then put in mechanical driers to ensure an even result. After drying, they are rested in wooden boxes for 30-plus days before being hulled and sent to a nearby warehouse. After that, the coffee was reprocessed (sorted by size, color and density) before being sealed in the container to be exported to the U.S..
Salmo coffee comes from two areas in Brazil, Minas Gerais and Cerrado de Minas.
The largest coffee-growing state in Brazil, it accounts for nearly 50% of the country’s production. It also happens to be a major source of Brazilian specialty coffee.
The producing regions within Minas Gerais are:
Sul de Minas
Sul de Minas (also known as South of Minas) has a high altitude, averaging 950 meters, and a mild annual temperature of around 22 degrees C (71 degrees Fahrenheit) . It also produces approximately 30% of the country’s coffee, mostly on small farms ranging from 10 to 100 hectares.
The main varietals are Catuaí, Mundo Novo, Icatu, Obatã, and Catuaí Rubi. As for the flavor profile, you’ll typically find that coffee from here is full-bodied with slightly citric notes and fruity aromas.
Cerrado de Minas
Cerrado de Minas happens to be Brazil’s first coffee-producing region to win Designation of Origin (Cerrado Mineiro) status, giving it similar stature to famous wine-producing regions.
It’s a large region, comprised of 55 municipalities located between the Alto Paranaiba, Triangulo Mineiro, and the Northwest of Minas Gerais. Its farms range from medium-sized (2-300 hectares) through to large estates.
With an altitude of 800-1,300 meters and well-defined seasons (humid summer and mild to dry winter), this region is well-suited to the production of specialty coffees. You’ll find Mundo Novo and Catuaí here, and Cerrado de Minas coffees tend to have a higher acidity with a medium body and sweetness.
Brazil info source: Perfect Daily Grind.
This coffee is available to purchase in our store, and it's also available for subscribers.