This coffee comes to us by way of Paulo Roberto de Oliveira Souza of the Planate da Bahia region of Brazil. A full bodied cup with chocolate notes and the comforting aromatics of baking spice and roasted nuts.
Ripe cherries were selectively handpicked, sent to the washing station, cleaned and de-pulped mechanically, with all mucilage removed under water pressure. (In Brazil, washed coffee that doesn't spend time in a fermentation tank is called "semi-washed.")
The parchment was then sent to greenhouses where it was slowly dried in thin layers. Afterward, it rested in wooden boxes for at least 30 days and then was husked mechanically and stored at a nearby warehouse. Genuine Origin’s sister company in Brazil bought the green coffee and carefully reprocessed it, using screen-size separators and color and density machines.
Altitude: 865 masl
Variety: Red Catuai