Brazil Decaf Coffee | Dark Roast
Brazil Decaf Coffee | Dark Roast
Serra Negra is a Brazilian profile that captures the most classic profile from Minas Gerais. This coffee is carefully profiled to be a great cup of Joe. With a delicious nuttiness, a hint of lemon acidity, and a heavy body with a bold aftertaste. This amazing lot has been selected and processed to be a Natural coffee with a Sugar Cane Decaffeination Process.
About Serra Negra
The water process for decaffeination will eliminate caffeine. Will ensure you have a clean and fresh cup of coffee. The coffee without chemicals just uses water and heat to remove caffeine.
Since the 19th century, the weather in Brazil has been one of the liveliest topics of discussion among traders and brokers, and a major deciding factor in the global market trends and pricing that affect the coffee-commodity market. Incidents of frost and heavy rains have caused coffee yields to wax and wane over the past few decades, but the country is holding strong as one of the two largest coffee producers annually, along with Colombia.
One of the other interesting things Brazil has contributed to coffee worldwide is the number of varieties, mutant-hybrids, and cultivars that have sprung from here, either spontaneously or by a laboratory creation. Caturra (a dwarf mutation of the Bourbon variety), Maragogype (an oversize Typica derivative), and Mundo Novo (a Bourbon-Typica that is also a parent plant of Catuai, developed by Brazilian agro-scientists) are only a few of the seemingly countless coffee types that originated in Brazil and, now, spread among coffee-growing countries everywhere.
In order to maintain production at the scale and scope for which Brazil is famous, the national industry has adopted specific and to some degree, innovative means to achieve both picking and processing in the most highly efficient and organized manner possible, and the structure of the average farm or estate is designed around utilizing these systems and maximizing the yield potential per hectare.
Strip picking, either mechanically or by hand, is one of the efficiencies that is commonly found on farms of all sizes in Brazil: Instead of the labor-intensive selective picking typical to the rest of the coffee-producing Americas, coffee is picked less discriminately cherry-by-cherry, but rather sorted by ripeness after more general collection. In some instances, pickers use towels, tarps, and/or heavy gloves to simply strip cherries from the branches at the peak of the harvest, collecting them in baskets, barrels, or in sacks and cloth bags. Elsewhere, on much larger farms, coffee plants are arranged in rows more akin to corn fields in Iowa than the forest-like environment of Ethiopia or Colombia: Mechanical pickers will pass through and shake the trees, which loosens the riper cherries and allows them to be collected for sorting and processing.
While these methods raise some criticism from specialty-coffee circles, they are what have allowed Brazil to maintain its position as a tremendous source of volume, and in many cases also impart some of what is considered the classic Brazil profile that is richer in chocolate, nut, and pulpy coffee-cherry notes.
Speaking of pulpy notes, Brazil's post-harvest processing is also somewhat unique, and has been adopted largely in response to a combination of productivity, climate, and desired profile: Pulped Natural and Natural processing still dominates the industry here: Pulped Natural coffees are de-pulped and allowed to dry with their mucilage still intact; while Naturals are typically either dried on the trees before harvesting (called Boya), or picked and laid out on patios in order to finish drying before being hulled. Both processes tend to lend the coffees a nutty creaminess that has a more tempered fruit tone than the bright and acidic Washed or even Honey coffees we see elsewhere from Mesoamerica.
Today, we are building upon our existing relationships with coffee importers and smallholder farmers. We look forward to that level of quality becoming more of a norm than an exception when “Brazilian coffees” comes to a roaster’s mind.
Traceability of the coffee:
Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Catuai, Maracaturra, Maragogype, and Catimor
Score: 82 points
Crop Year: 2021
Process: Sugar Cane
Altitude: 900-1200 masl