Ever since we opened our doors at Soma, Brazil has been our most popular Coffee Origin. There is something about chocolate & nut flavours, backed up by a rich body, subtle acidity and a good amount of sweetness that just tickles the tastebuds of the everyday coffee drinker.
This coffee was produced by Andalício Donizetti Rinco and his family in the Southern region of the popular coffee producing province of Minas. The family are a huge part of the local coffee community and are familiar faces at all the local events (in fact, a daughter of the family was elected Miss Coffee in 2020). When it comes to producing coffee, they try to focus on producing a product that represents the terroir and the variety of coffee growing. Icatu is known for being a rich and full-bodied coffee, and they really brought these flavours home in this crop.
We loved this coffee because it was both quintessentially Brazilian AND unique and different at the same time. It has that flavour profile of chocolate, hazelnut and apricot that we all know and love from Brazilian coffee... But there is also another flavour present, and it's a flavour that works perfectly in a coffee like this. It took us a while to identify it, but eventually, we realised it was coconut. As you can imagine, this coffee is an absolute treat on espresso and with milk, but unique enough to warrant experimenting in all brew methods.
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- Origin - South of Minas, Brazil
- Producer - Andalício Donizetti Rinco
- Varietal - Red Icatu
- Altitude - 1100 masl
- Process - Natural
- Notes - Coconut Milk, Apricot, Chocolate, Hazelnut
- Cupping Score - 85