Brazil Rio Da Cobra

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Producer: Alonco Roriz
Region: Capixaba Mountains, Espirito Santo
Farm: Rio Da Cobra
Altitude: 1020 MASL
Variety: Yellow Catuai
Processing Method: Semi-Washed

This coffee comes to us from the Capixaba Mountains in the Espírito Santo region by way of the help of our importer friends at Bean Belt Coffees. The farm began coffee production in 1950, while the land that the Rio Da Cobra Farm is on has been in the Roriz family since the 19th century.  Alonco Roriz owns and runs the farm currently and has been a pioneer in specialty coffee, pushing for sustainability and diversification in coffee production.

This coffee really stands out from many other offerings from Brazil.  Because the terrain in these mountains is harsher, this coffee is handpicked - unlike most coffees in Brazil, which are mechanically harvested. This allows for the coffee to be picked over a longer period of time and at peak ripeness. The temperature is also milder in this area than in most other coffee-producing areas in Brazil.  This has the effect of slowing down the ripening process, thus giving the coffee more time to develop its flavors. Also, in a region that typically does natural-processed coffees, Rio da Cobra Farm opted to do a semi-washed process on this lot - similar to how coffees are processed in Sumatra. For these reasons and more, the Rio da Cobra Farm is able to produce coffees that are soft, subtly complex, and incredibly balanced. 

When tasting this coffee, we find notes of tamarind, floral honey, and baking spices supported by a creamy, round body. The coffee balances sweetness, bitterness, and acidity with such elegance that we’d forget we were sipping on it until we realized our cups were suddenly empty!

All coffees are available in whole bean only.

We roast and ship on Mondays and Thursdays.  Orders placed Thursday through Sunday at midnight will roast and ship on Monday.  Orders placed Monday through Wednesday at midnight will roast and ship on Thursday.