Manhattan Coffee. Ze Claudio Brazil - 250g (filter)
Tasting notes - Maraschino Cherry // Orange Zest // Vanilla
Process - 12 day anaerobic natural
Variety - Catuai 144
Country of origin - Brazil
Micro Region - Inpahim
Altitude - 700masl
Roasted for filter.
Brazil Ze Claudio – This coffee is a 12 day Anaerobically processed natural coffee, now this sounds very technical (and it is) but what this simply means is that the coffee beans have been fermented in sealed containers so that the environment in which they mature is completely controlled. This allows the coffee to develop more fruit flavours and sweetness which in tune is echoed in the softness and elegance of this fantastic coffee. Expect orange zest, vanilla, and maraschino cherry tasting notes.
Roasters description - The story of this lot of coffee actually starts when Ze Claudio left home at 18. His plan was to move to Sao Paulo and save up enough money to move to Portugal and then use the capitol to return to his hometown of Inpahim and start a farm of his own. In the late 2000’s Jose made this a reality, coming back to Brazil and buying his first 3 Hectare farm. At first he was only interested in growing vegetables, coffee at the time (and in that region specifically) was not widely grown and generally scoffed at with its low altitude. Around this time is when he met Inacio Soares at a farming summit. The two of them discussed the potential for invigorating the production of coffee farming and what it would take to excel in Brazilian coffee. With Inacio’s guidance, and the help of his whole family, this is Jose’s very first lot of specialty grade coffee. It doesn’t disappoint either, as with how we feel with almost all of the coffees from the JS project coffees. The cup profile is excellent and a prime example of what hard work from picking to processing can achieve even at low altitudes. Expect notes of orange zest, vanilla and maraschino cherry.