This month we have coffees from the two arabica growing leaders of the world. Brazil is the largest producer of natural processed (and overall) coffee and Colombia as the largest producer of washed coffees. Combined, these two powerhouses account for over half of the world's supply of arabica. First from Brazil is a fun black honey red catuai from producer Silmara Emerick that challenges the 'typical' brazil origin character that most are familiar with. Our second offering is the return of a newer variety, papayo, from the famous Villa Betulia farm by producer Luis Anibal.
Sitio Imperio da Serra
Black Honey Red Catuai
From Silmara Emerick:
"My relationship with coffee started very early, as I am the daughter and granddaughter of coffee producers, thus being the fourth generation in coffee. It was in 2001 that I started to take care of my own coffee plantation, I inherited a little piece of coffee from my parents and soon after I got married I went to take care of that land. We only produced commodity coffees, but in 2019, with an uncle's encouragement, we decided to try to make special coffee, and it was from there that we discovered great potential in the coffees we had here on our farm. and that motivated us to want to continue producing specialty coffees. At the beginning, when we were starting in the specialty coffee business, many people thought that we couldn't get anywhere, and today I can say that I feel accomplished, because I know that I can produce coffees with great quality potential."
- Sourced with Mountain Coffee
Caparaó, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Citronella, Candied Cashew, Vanilla
Filter - We recommend Recipe B in our brew guide
From La Baia:
"The coffees produced and grown by Don Luis Anibal are heavily revered and recognized as some of the best coffees to come out of Colombia. The lineage of varieties grown at Villa Betulia is nothing short of outright impressive. Today, Villa Betulia is planted with a wide range of specialty but notably exotic varieties that include Papayo, Caturron, Chili Bourbon, Tabi, Java, Sidra, Striped Bourbon, Pink Bourbon, Geisha, Maragogype, Pacamara, Marageisha, and Wush Wush just to name a few."
"The Papayo variety in general is very rare. Rarely ever detected or produced outside of Huila, information about its origins is very limited. Papayo cherries are distinctive, with an elongated shape similar to that of a papaya fruit hence the name “Papayo”. This variety is also revered by local farmers for its natural resistance to the devastating effects of leaf rust and its potential for healthy production yields."
- Sourced with La Baia Coffee
Floral, Apricot, Plum
Filter - We recommend Recipe A in our brew guide