Adventures in Coffee… January Hasbean

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January’s coffee from my Hasbean subscription was the Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama Canario Pulped Natural. It was a lighter and drier bean than I’ve had before, but the smell was amazing.  The description says there are chocolate, caramel, and toffee tones, which I would agree with, but they were not heavy. I didn’t get the peaches that it also states, but there was definitely a lightness to it. I think this is my first Brazilian coffee.

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“Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama has been in the Carvalho Dias family since 1890 and recently celebrated its 108th crop. It is located in São Paolo state, just 3 miles from the border with Minas Gerais state. It enjoys the typical characteristics of the mountainous Mogiana and Sul de Minas regions and is located at an altitude of 1,100-1,250 metres. Gabriel de Carvalho Dias is one of Brazil’s leading agronomists. His family owns several farms which border each other in this area. With a total area of 417 hectares, Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama has a coffee plantation area of 165 hectares. On this farm, everything is done manually since its topography does not allow any kind of mechanisation. The mill is located close to the spa town of Poços de Caldas, which is 45 minutes from the farm.” Hasbean In My Mug

“The beans are harvested on a sheet and prepared by the ‘pulped natural’ process, which separates the greens. After harvest, the beans receive the maximum attention possible so as not to lose any of the body and cup qualities for which this region is famed.”

I still love the videos and the details that are behind the coffees. I love reading about them and learning more each time.

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I’ve mainly been drinking this coffee at work in a small french press, but at the weekends I have really enjoyed it through the pour over. It creates this lovely crema and smells divine. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this as I thought it would be too light, but given the right brewing it was a very enjoyable mug of coffee, especially good in the afternoon at work.

 

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