Brazilian single estates

I’m currently looking forward to at least a whole week of brewing two S/O Brazilian estates as espresso at the cafe – starting sometime next week! They are now roasted, and resting either in Ross on Wye …or somewhere in transit …and will continue to rest in my ‘bean-store’ upon arrival at the cafe …until they are fully relaxed and ready to roll!

I’ve enjoyed Fazenda Passeio natural process pink bourbon so much as a single estate espresso over recent weeks (at a % brew ratio in the region of 61-68%) that instead of having it on as my espresso of the day for just a couple of days each week, I’ve given in to temptation, and ordered more this time around – so we can have it on for a whole week!! There seems to be a plethora of great Brazils arriving at the roastery at the moment, and so I’ll also be trying Fazenda Solum for a day or two over the next week as well. This is a pulp natural, and as such might display some vaguely more recognisable Brazilian characteristics (if you should ever expect anything in particular from a great Brazilian coffee?!), rather than the richer, riper, yet still quite refined red fruits and chocolate of the natural Passeio. I understand it will still have bags of sweetness, fruit, and a more dense mouthfeel. It’s always a bit of a risk overdoing it with S/O coffees for espresso – but the Passeio has indeed proved very ‘complete’, which reduces the dial on the panic-meter sufficiently! No doubt these coffees will continue to make appearances for a few weeks to come as well, if you miss them this time around.

It always pains me to give Naturelle a break – that delicate, floral, sweet, ripe citrus is always a joy – but you appreciate it even more when it returns, and in the meantime you can be blown away by things which are also beautiful …and completely different!!

(A completely unrelated and gratuitous rosetta from Friday – how did that get there?!)

Also BIG BEST WISHES again to all those UKBC folks I know competing next week (I think it’s next week anyway – bit out of touch with it this year!).

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