Taste notes: Dark chocolate, macadamia nuts, prunes
Origin: Fazenda Aracacu, Tres Pontas, Varginha, Sul de Minas, Minas Gerais, BRAZIL
Varietals: Bourbon, Icatu, Acaia, Catuai, Mundo Novo, Catucai, Arara, Topazio, Rubi
Quality score: 85 points
Producer: Carmen Lucia
Carmen is running an amazing farm called Aracacu where she grows 83 experimental coffee varieties as well as trying to rescue old varieties. Casually, on the side, she also heads up the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association.
Thanks to her hard work - and hundreds of others of course - we can offer you your new Benchmark Espresso which is a single origin, natural process coffee and boy is it tasty! They play music to the coffee beans while they are rested in wooden silos in order to sooth them after all the processing stress! So look out for that bossa nova in your cup and samba your way through the day.