Cascavel Verde - Brazil - Espresso - 2020/2021
Violet on the nose, strawberry, strawberry lemonade on the palate, poppy jam, raw almonds, flower honey and Tunisian dates. Medium body, sweet, round, creamy palate. The most floral/fruity Brazilian topping our list since Sitio do Cruz. If I had to describe this coffee with an emotion, it would be excitement :)
Cascavel Verde, named after the green rattlesnake, gives us a very different experience as a floral and fruity Brazilian with citrus and floral notes. To describe it, it looks like a natural Brazil with Ethiopia washed into it.
Curation of Sucafina Brazil Cascavel Verde is the result of the search to provide affordable and consistent coffee with an SCA cup score of 84.
Cascavel Verde is part of Sucafina Brazil's line of consistent and affordable blends Sucafina Originals sourced directly from the vertically integrated supply chain. The rattlesnake known as Cascavel in Portuguese has a bad reputation. Its reactive tendency to defend itself against all threats it perceives makes it a formidable competitor, but it is also important to the coffee ecosystem. In addition to their beautiful patterns, rattlesnakes eat rodents and other small animals. These rodents, which damage the roots of coffee trees and irrigation lines, can greatly disrupt coffee production. Green rattlesnakes, their natural enemies, help local producers fight pests naturally without using chemical pesticides.
Most of the coffees in Brazil are grown on huge farms. These farms are built and equipped for mechanical harvesting to maximize productivity. The relatively flat terrain in many of the Brazilian coffee regions combined with high minimum wages makes it inevitable for growers to opt for mechanical harvesting over manual harvesting.
In this coffee, a hybrid harvesting method, which can be called semi-mechanized, is used in the parts of the farms with more sloping and rough terrain. This system, which is based on the system of vibrating the pouring of ripe cherries on the covers laid on the ground, is called manual mechanized harvesting by the producers.
The quality of Cascavel Verde is guaranteed by the NY2 defect control system. NY2 is a designation that assures us that there are no more than 6 visible defects in a 300 gram sample. These few imperfect beans provide a flavor that is too delicious to be noticed in most cups.
Separating the beans by size is another quality control mechanism that ensures the quality of Cascavel Verde and is a very important step in the dry grinding process. In a sieve grading machine, a series of sieves are stacked on top of each other. Green coffee is fed into the machine, and as the sieves shake, beans smaller than the holes in a particular grid continue to fall into a sub-grid until they reach a sieve with holes too small for them to fit. The #16 sieve has holes to hold beans larger than 6.5 millimeters, while the #17 sieve holds all kernels between 6.75 millimeters and 7 millimeters (the size of 18 sieves). - It will be between 7 millimeters. Uniformity in bean sizes helps keep roasting more stable, as beans of similar size will be roasted in similar orbits.Coffee Grade: NY2 Scr. 16+
Variety: Yellow and Red Catuai, Mundo Novo, Catucaí, Topázio, Bourbon
Processing technique: Partially Natural ( pulped natural)
Harvest year: 2020 - 2021
Manufacturer: Farmers working with Sucafina Brazil
Altitude: 800m - 1110 m
Average Farm Size: Average 7.5 hectares
Region: Espirito Santo, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia
Supplier: Sucafina Specialty < br>Net 250gr, Net 4x250gr.