Brazil Cerrado

Treatment: dry
In a cup: peanuts, cocoa, zest
Rating: 81.50
State: Minas Gerais
Sub-region: Cerrado
Growing height: 1000 meters above sea level

The taste is without excess acidity with notes of roasted nuts, bitter chocolate and caramel, fragrant and balanced.

Cerrado is one of the three main coffee-producing regions of Brazil, along with Sul de Minas and Mogiana. This coffee, roasted specially for espresso, is an excellent alternative to our second variety from the commercial segment of Brazil – Mogiana. It has an even more balanced taste without excess acidity, as well as a slightly more affordable price.

The company was founded by the Yoshioka family from Japan in 1959. Since 1990, the company has been wholly owned by Mitsui and since that time has been present on the market under the name Mitsui Alimentos.

The soil in Cerrado is much poorer than high-altitude volcanic soils and constantly requires fertilizer. And the pronounced dry season forces farmers to use artificial irrigation on huge areas. Coffee trees grow directly under the sun and are never shaded. Coffee production in Cerrado is the most mechanized in the world, the share of manual harvesting is negligible.

You will unmistakably identify Cerrado coffee by its chocolate-nutty taste. Rainy summers and dry winters are ideal for the production of natural coffee.

In a cup

A good body of medium intensity, spices and nuts in the aroma, a slight sourness in the taste, caramel, nut. Syrupy consistency, sweet, more complex and harmonious than Santos from Sul de Minas from Kusupe.

A lot of Italian espresso blends have in their recipe the Brazilian Serrado, coffee that gives body and sweetness and excellent creams with a little acidity.

How to store?

In branded, tightly closed packaging at room temperature. Avoid contact with light, heat and moisture. Short-term storage in a glass or ceramic jar with a tightly closed lid is allowed. Sealed (unopened) packaging is recommended to be stored in the freezer at a temperature of -18° C.

Do not store coffee in the frige: low cooling temperature, foreign odors and possible condensation will quickly spoil the coffee!

Cooking methods:
  • Aeropress
  • Geyser Coffee Maker
  • Drip Coffee Maker
  • Chemex
  • Pour over
  • Turk
  • French Press
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