Brazil Minas Gerais Luzia Natural

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  • Country: Brazil

    Region: Minas Gerais

    Co-op: Cocatrel

    Farmer/Grower: Nearly 7,000 Coffee Growers!

    Varieties: Various (Mundo Novo, Yellow catuai, Topazio, Acaia)

    Processing: Natural

    Altitude: 950-1120 m.a.s.l.

    Humidity: 10.8%

    Density: 1.10 g/ml

    Harvest Date: September, 2020

    Arrival Date: July, 2021

    Grade: NY2 17/18 SSFC

    Marks: 002/1657/0143

    SCA Cupping Score: 83.25

  • Brown sugar fragrance, nutty and pear aroma, milk chocolate, hazelnut, nougat, caramel, very mild acidity, creamy body, clean and sweet aftertaste of dulce de leche, well balanced.
  • Like many natural processed Brazilian coffee, low and slow is our preferred approach with Luzia. The coffee tastes best when sweetness and body are accentuated by a longer roast with higher end temperatures. We find a solid medium roast to be the perfect fit for this coffee, although we have been enjoying it’s clean and sweet aftertaste on light cupping roasts. Excellent for espresso or adding into blends.

About the coffee:

Our relationship with Cocatrel Cooperative goes back 5 years. The direct-trade specialty division is focused on microlots and alternative processing, but also tastes through thousands of samples to create a blend of coffees that fits our target taste profile for the consistent taste profile of our Luzia blend. All of the coffees used in the blend are grown in the state of Minas Gerais, around the town of Três Pontas.

Cocatrel was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Três Pontas, Minas Gerais. Now one of the largest cooperatives in Brazil with nearly 7,000 members, inventory management is fully integrated with the quality control lab to guarantee traceability and quality with all lots. The specialty team, led by our friend Gabriel, selects, promotes and offers the best tasting coffees from the members of the cooperative.