4 days since our last Brazil is 4 days too many.
0008 – Brazil Sao Silvestre Microlot, Roasted by Bailies Coffee
|Roaster||Bailies Coffee Roasters|
|Roaster Tasting Notes||Red Grape / Gala Apple / Sesame Seed|
|Origin||Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Varieties||Yellow Icatu & Catuai|
|Elevation||1100 - 1200 meters|
|Process||Natural (Dry Process)|
This is our third season receiving the Sao Silvestre crop, we are very fortunate to have built such strong relations with Ismael & Eduardo and our working relationship continues to see progress year on year.
–Bailies Coffee Roasters
First things first, São Silvestre is the name of a farm located in the state of Minas Gerais in south eastern Brazil. The farm was acquired by the Andrade family in the early 90's, but this family is no stranger to coffee. They've been in the business since 1901. That's right, over a 100 years of multi-generational family coffee history.
The Andrade family is serious about quality. They manage the entire end to end process of the production, harvest, post-harvest, warehousing, with intensive quality control, sensory profile analysis and traceability of each plot of the farm. They founded their own exporting company too, which means they can work direct with roasters or green buyers in a "Direct Trade" fashion.
Their efforts aren't without results, either. Their coffees are award winning, Cup of Excellence level coffees and as producers, respected amongst Brazil's very best.
On Bailies Coffee Roasters
Bailies is a boutique coffee roaster making their Chronicles debut from Belfast, Ireland.
We’re a business built on direct trade – on going where the world’s finest coffees are grown, and forging lasting links with the growers, our farming partners. By sourcing the harvest ourselves, we can ensure both the quality of coffee for our customers plus a fair price and ethical treatment for the producers.
How'd it taste?
0008 left no shortage of descriptors. Our tasting had mentions of blueberry pie to rum cake, while Revolver had the following to add:
Black Sesame Ice cream, Ripe Fig, Pinot Noir. Rich, Decadent, Sweet, and Complex - Long, Clean Finish
Each of us got something a little different, but they were all big, bold flavours.
As an aside, many often associate a somewhat standard flavour profile for naturally processed coffees, however, 0004 and 0008 provide a great example of the range that is available. While different variety and region, both were naturally processed coffees from Brazil, one being wild and fruity, the other, comparably tame and nutty.
What did you think of today's coffee?
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Announcing Coffee Chronicles – June Edition
Pre-orders for the June Coffee Chronicles are officially available now. June will feature 24 brand new coffees with 14/24 roasters not found in the May edition.
Because you participated in May we are offering you $30 off June, that means your price will be $90 (CAD) shipped, after the discount.
To receive the discounted price, email sheriff (at) revolvercoffee.ca and include your order number from May.
For more info, check out the web shop.
Wow, another natural Brazil. Didn't see that one coming.
What's next? Who knows!