• Brazil - Cascavel Verde
  • Brazil - Cascavel Verde
  • Brazil - Cascavel Verde

Brazil - Cascavel Verde

Normale prijs €7.50
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(We're currently shipping our coffees in temporary bags, different from the image above, until our new packaging arrives :))

Attributes

ORIGIN
Brazil
REGION
Various
PRODUCER
Various
ALTITUDE
800 - 1100 m
VARIETY
Various
PROCESS
Pulped Natural
FLAVOR
Milk Chocolate, Ripe Apple, Hazelnut
CUPPING SCORE
84

Description

The rattlesnake, known as Cascavel in Portuguese, gets a bad rap. Its reactive tendency to defend itself from all perceived threats makes it a frightening opponent. But it’s also essential to the coffee ecosystem. In addition to their beautiful markings, rattlesnakes eat rodents and other small animals. They keep these pests far away from coffee fields where they could wreak havoc by burrowing into coffee tree root systems or chewing through irrigation setups.  

The Cascavel Verde (Portuguese for green) is a classic, fruity Brazil with apple acidity and some nutty vibes. Sourced through Sucafina's vertically integrated supply chain, the Cascavel offers sustainable, consistent coffees at good pricing.  

 

About the farm

Most Brazilian coffee is grown on huge farms, built and equipped for mechanical harvesting and processing, maximizing productivity. The relatively flat landscape across many of Brazil’s coffee regions combined with high minimum wages has led most farms to opt for this type of mechanical harvesting over selective hand-picking.    

In the past, this mechanization meant that strip-picking was the norm; however, today’s mechanical harvesters are increasingly sensitive, meaning that farms can harvest only fully ripe cherries at each pass, which is good news for specialty-oriented producers.    

In many cases and on less level sections of farms, a mixed form of ‘manual mechanized’ harvesting may be used, where ripe coffee is picked using a derricadeira – a sort of mechanized rake that uses vibration to harvest ripe cherry. A tarp is spanned between coffee trees to capture the cherry as it falls.    

With the aid of these newer, more selective technologies, there’s a growing number of farms who are increasingly concerned with – and able to deliver - cup quality.  

This coffee has been selected based on its fruity profile.

It is thanks to your taste for rare specialty coffee that these farmers can make a significant increase on their ordinary earnings, which enables them to develop their land further.
Enjoy!