Brazil Carmo de Cambera
Attributes: Acid: 8,
Texture: vanilla and honey syrup
Flavor: Sweetly citrus like lemonade with a hint of cherry- mostly aromatic similar to cherry pipe tobacco. Malty carmelized ginger root, almost brown sugar molasses. Surprisingly thick in body with a mix of hazelnut and vanilla in a honeylike syrup. The high acid stays perfectly in balance with the sweetness throughout without turning sour.
Special note: Carmo de Cambara is located in the Minas Gerais region of brazil. They separate their crops and process them separately according to elevation and plant type. This particular coffee is grown at the highest elevation of their farms at an elevation of 4,900 feet and above. The result is a highly sweet, fragrant and balanced coffee. The farmer often submits these coffees to competitions such as Cup of Excellence, the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA) and the Minas Gerais Agricultural Extension Services (EMATER). They routinely place highly and the small yield lots are sold well above market prices as a result. This coffee is a departure from most people’s norm but should definitely be suggested as something not to be missed.
Available 5/27/08 until it's gone. $12.50 per 3/4 pound bag.