Thanks to the crew at MCM we have the pleasure of roasting this coffee from the Serra do Cabral plateau, a stunning region in the Chapada de Minas in the central north of the Minas Gerais State, in Brazil. This lush and fertile region provides a unique micro-climate and ideal conditions for growing fine coffee – a high altitude (for Brazilian coffee) of 1,100m above sea level, a mild climate with sunny days and cool nights, a very well defined rain and dry seasons, and plentiful water and flat terrain. The estate is owned and managed by Marcelo and Roberto Flanzer, who are brothers and have worked together since they were very young on their family business, EcoAgricola, with their father Henrique. Their coffee grows alongside beautiful crystal clear streams. This coffee is named Borralha (pronounced ‘bo-hah-lee-hah’) after a stream that runs through a protected part of the estate, called ‘Reserva natural da Borralha’ (Borralha Natural Reserve).
It is our only natural process coffee but is remarkably clean and transparent. Expect relatively low acid, super sweet, syrupy body with honey blossom aroma, with notes of toffee, plum, choclate and macadamia.
Roasted for ESPRESSO but also suitable for filter brews, especially for those who like a touch of milk or cream.