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Rosetta Roastery Brazil Capadocia 250g Bag

Rosetta Roastery - Brazil Capadocia Natural

R 170.00

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Brazil is the largest coffee producing country in the world by sheer volume. That means that everyone has tasted Brazilian coffee. Most of that is commodity-grade; it forms the backbone of many of the espresso blends out there. Brazil also exports a fair bit of higher-end commodity and specialty coffee, but it tends to be prized for its consistency in flavour rather than the excitement in the cup. Brazilian coffees are often used to bring that body and nutty flavour to blends, and they don't tend to feature as often among specialty single origin offerings.

Nevertheless, there are Brazilian specialty lots well worth taking note of and trying. They may be outnumbered by their more commoditised compatriots, but the world's biggest producer also produces some world-class coffees. One of our partners that has always done a great job of finding and roasting those lots is Rosetta Roastery.

This natural-processed Red Catuai lot from Sul de Minas promises to be just one of those standout lots. The farm's approach and practices aim at growing something that is unique rather than mass appeal. We're expecting great things.

Phaedon's tasting notes

When we first released this coffee, I had not yet brewed it for myself, but I had had an intriguing taste. I was out for breakfast with the CCB Team at the Nest Deli at Constantia Uitsig, a spot that I highly recommend you visit if you're lucky enough to be in the area. I like this restaurant, not only because of its delicious breakfasts but also because of how well they do their coffee. They serve Rosetta, and their baristas know what they're doing.

I ordered a black Americano uncertain of which Rosetta coffee they were serving on that day, and I was thrilled from the first sip. It was full-bodied and sweet, but it was the bright acidity that really hit the spot. Later that morning, I enjoyed the more mild, creamy, nutty character that it offered in a flat white. I couldn't place the flavour profile among all the other current Rosetta offerings that I already know well, and the team there confirmed my suspicion that it was something new. It was in fact in this coffee, fresh out of one of its first roasts.

Since that time, I've found that this coffee's affinity for espresso carries over nicely to espresso-like brews such as a moka pot. It also does very well in a longer extraction pour-over, particularly a Chemex, where it has more of a cocoa-like quality.

Rosetta's notes

Style: Classic
Flavour profile: Mild, hazelnut and fruit biscotti

Considering the more brittle cell structure of Brazilian naturals, we commence with a gentle ramp up to first crack. We bring drum speed down for lower density coffees, keeping the beans steadily cascading within the drum. We cut back development time and allowed more of the delicate and elegant fruit acidity present in this lot to peak.

Coffee details

Sul de Minas is a reputable coffee growing area in Brazil. Attributed to the higher altitudes and cool climate, coffee lots from this region are known to exhibit more fruit aromatics as well as acidity when compared to some other areas within the country. Nonetheless, we know that there is so much more than terroir that comes into play when producing a standout micro-lot.

Augusto and his wife, Patricia, come from a long line of coffee-producing families and both recognise their role in transcending the current standard. To facilitate more sustainable coffee production in Brazil, Augusto firmly believes in furthering specialty. He focuses on production at a smaller scale with cherry maturation as a fundamental aspect.

This lot has been dried for 10 days on the patio in addition to 10 days in the drying box, where warm air is pushed up through the cherry in order to maintain a consistent drying temperature.

  • Producer: Augusto Borges Ferreira and Patricia of Fazenda Capadocia
  • Region: São Gonçalo do Sapucai, Sul de Minas, Brazil
  • Country: Brazil
  • Variety: Red Catuai
  • Altitude: 1300 mASL
  • Processing: Natural
  • Harvest: 2021