Maristella Sauza is a small family run farm high
up in the mountainous region of Parana, Sur de Minas. The farm's
focus is on producing high quality coffee beans that would allow
them to receive a better price, thus improving the livelihood of
the family and workers employed there. Icatu and Red Catuai make
up the varietals grown there.
This coffee is a honey preparation. The washed coffee is pulped,
then fermented to remove the mesocarp (mucilage). Honey processing
bridges the gap between wet and natural coffees as the cherry is
pulped and then dried with the mucilage layer left on the parchment.
The result is extra sweetness in the cup.
Suggested Roast - Medium. For espresso, a medium
roast yields medium-full body, sweetness. Darker roast (but not too
dark!) brings out chocolate notes.
Cupping Notes: orange, macadamia nuts, cocoa,
intensifying sweetness as the cup cools.