Sweet and complex, with notes of cocoa, raisin and strawberry
FLAVOR: Cocoa, raisin, strawberry
REGION: Cerrado and Sul de Minas
PRODUCERS: Ana Maria Menezes Mendonca, Andreia Galvao Nogueira, Celio Davi de Oliveira, Filomena Estefania de Mattos Gatti, and Maria das Gracas Silva
VARIETY: Red Catuai, Mundo Novo, Topazio, Acaia
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Brazil grows more than a third of the world’s coffee, including more Arabica than any other country. It’s nearly as large as the United States, and its varied landscapes, dramatic microclimates and well-defined seasons — hot and rainy summers that give way to cool, dry winters — are keys to its production of high-end Arabica.
This coffee 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.
Salmo Plus 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). They were dried in the sun on cement patios and then put in mechanical driers to ensure an even result. After drying, they rested in wooden boxes for 30-plus days before being hulled and sent to a nearby warehouse. The coffee was reprocessed (sorted by screens and with color and
density machines) and sealed in the container for shipping to the U.S..