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Brazilian Coffees

02/12/2018

Brazil happens to be the largest coffee producer in the world, in addition to being the largest country in South America (and the 5th largest in the world, as a matter of fact).

Not just any Brazilian bean will do

The vast majority of the coffee coming out of Brazil isn't even worth a glance - it's mass produced on large plantations with huge machines and sold to companies like Nestle for their cheap instant coffees or to commercial roasters as generic low-impact blends. But the best Brazils are highly sought after.

Smooth, nutty, light and delicate - these beans have a mild acidity and great overall profile. Opposite to most Central and South Americans where high-grown (and denser) beans are considered the best, the most expensive Brazils are low-grown, with Strictly Soft Bean being the highest grade.

Fun Facts About Brazil:

Capital: Brasilia
Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French
Religions: Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 7%, other 4%
Ethnic Groups: European 55%, Mixed European-Africa 38%, African 6%, other 1%
Harvest Seasons: Apr-Sept

 

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