About this Coffee
A shot of Brazil 45 always feels like coming home. We created this classic blend with comfort in mind; recreating the smooth, sweet, easy-going flavors that helped many of us fall in love with espresso.
The foundation of the Brazil 45 Espresso is a natural processed coffee from Fazenda California, a coffee farm located in Brazil’s Norte Pioneiro growing region, in northern Paraná state. The natural or dry method of processing yields mellow flavors, typically imparting hints of dried berries which results when the coffee fruit is left in contact with the bean while drying. The classic milk chocolate and nut-toned flavors of Brazil coffee combined with these delicate fruit notes build the blend’s rich foundation.
To build balance and complexity in the blend, we added a coffee from Colombia that adds flavors of milk chocolate and spice. The coffee is produced by 300 members of the Association of Women Coffee Growers of West Huila (Asociación de Mujeres Cafeteras del Occidente del Huila), whom make up the Las Rosas Women’s Coffee Project. The project is a multiorganizational effort intended to support the Las Rosas Women’s Group through economic prosperity, social empowerment, and coffee quality. Over the past six years, the women of Las Rosas have showcased their ability to grow and prosper, becoming a source of inspiration for their community.
We finish the blend with a coffee from Ketashi Estate, one of the largest coffee farms in Zambia. Kateshi Estate boasts 6,100 acres, of which 1,910 acres are dedicated to coffee cultivation. The farm has been under the current ownership since 2012, the year Singapore based Olam International purchased the Northern Coffee Corporation and revived these inactive estates. The company manages five estates which total a massive 14,500 acres of land. The management provides worker housing on the estates, funds a school with 800 students, as well as a medical clinic and research center.
WHY WE LOVE THIS COFFEE
In Brazil 45, you’ll find notes of milk chocolate & hazelnut, with a smooth, rich finish that lingers on your palate. When used to make a cappuccino or latte, those flavors melt away into creamy, sweet caramel flavors. Brazil 45 creates an easy-going drinking experience that both aficionados and newbies will love.
While there are many variables that contribute to dialing in espresso, here are the parameters that have been yielding the best results in our lab:
1:2.2 coffee to water ratio in 24-26 seconds.
GOOD COFFEE, BETTER PLANET
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