Lion Tamarin - Brazil
DARK ROAST - ITALIAN
ALTITUDE: 1,200 M
VARIETAL: Mundo Novo, Catuai Red and Yellow, Topazio, Catucai, Acaia
CUPPING NOTES: Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Raisin, Graham Cracker
Cerrado de Minas is located in the northwest of Minas Gerais state. The region is a big plateau where predominant topography is flat to slightly wavy. The altitude varies from 900 to 1250 meters above sea level.
The combination of well-defined seasons, abundant sunlight throughout the year, advanced farming techniques and entrepreneurial spirit forged the pillars that sustain Cerrado as we know today.
In Brazil the natural process means ripe and raisin cherries are collected, cleaned and separated by weight at washing stations. The pre-drying process occurs under the sun between 2 to 7 days or more (farmers favor full sun dried process whenever possible) and finalized in mechanical driers followed by 30 days of resting in wood boxes to homogenize the dry coffee.