A Bright, Smooth, Apricot & Peach Sweetness.
Great structure and balance, with bright, tropical acidity and a sweet finish. Kumquat, mandarin, cola and toasted almond.
This coffee comes from a small group of producers who have farms Piata, a privileged coffee growing region in Bahia’s Chapada Diamantina region. Chapada Diamantina translates to “Diamond Plateau” in Portuguese, and for 100 years this area was mined for the gemstones embedded in its cliffs. Today the region is famous for its specialty coffee.
Piata is a very unique and distinct coffee growing region in Brazil. Coffee grows at elevations of up to 1,400 meters above sea level, which is very high for Brazil. In winter, the temperature ranges from 2oC to 18oC, and these factors, combined with the area’s rich soil and growing conditions, present favourable conditions for the production of high-quality coffee with a cup profile that is very bright, transparent, and distinctive.
This region has only recently started to become recognised internationally for its high quality since the 2009 Cup of Excellence, where five of the top 10 spots came from Piata. The region’s dominance in the awards has continued every year since and incredibly, in the 2016 Cup of Excellence Pulped Natural competition, an astounding 19 of the 24 winning lots came from Piata!
Piata coffees are now considered some of the best in Brazil. These coffees are extremely limited, and production is relatively small, given the small scale of the farms in this part of Brazil. Melbourne Coffee Merchants have been sourcing coffees from this region since 2012 and working with esteemed farmers like Antonio Rigno of Sao Judas Tadeu and Pedro & Delzute Santana of Cafundo. Many of these connections have been made possible thanks to our dear friend, coffee mentor and sourcing partner in Brazil, Silvio Leite.
Variety Red and Yellow Catuai
Region Chapada Diamantina
Origin Brazil, Bahia
Harvest January 2020
Altitude 1,300-1,400m above sea level
Soil Rich growing conditions
Process Pulped Natural
Certification Natural Organic
Roast Profile Medium
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