Brazil Santa Maria

Ibiá, Brazil

Brazil Santa Maria

Tropical fruits. Black grapes. Lychees. These are not the kinds of flavours you typically see coming out of Brazil, famous for its deep cocoa tones - and it's why this astonishing honey processed coffee is one of our absolute favourites of the season. Don't miss this rare gem.

We roast coffee fresh to order every Tuesday. Please order before 9am on Tuesday for delivery by the weekend.

Ingredients: 100% Arabica Coffee Beans. For maximum deliciousness, enjoy as soon as possible. If you have any left, just reseal the pack and keep in a cool, dark place. Roasted and packed in the UK by Taylors of Harrogate, HG2 7LD.

Free P&P / 120g / 8 cups

Coffee Type

Single origin coffee beans

Origin

Fazenda Santa Maria, Ibiá, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Flavour

Tropical fruits, black grape, lychee

This is the first coffee we've ever bought from Santa Maria

We were put in touch by one of our key Brazilian exporters, Bourbon Speciality Coffees. We asked them to help us find the best honey processed coffees of the season, with no compromises - sustainable, independently certified and of remarkable quality. Santa Maria's exceptional flavour profile leapt right out of the cup.

“ This isn't your standard Brazilian coffee - it has a beautifully rounded acidity with real clarity. ”

Frank Tanner, Q Grader

Brazil is the biggest producer of Arabica in the world - but it's not necessarily known for its quality as much as for its quantity.

So it's all about knowing where to look. There are exceptional farmers out there, demonstrating flavour, innovation and passion that can rival the best in the world. It's helped Brazil to become a key origin for us. Brazilian coffee is really important to quite a few of our blends.

As is so often the case, this just highlights how important it is to travel to countries in person and base your business on face-to-face relationships. In fact, Frank was in Brazil just this March, visiting our suppliers and cupping the season's new lots.

Honey process, or pulped natural, coffee removes the outer skin of the coffee cherry before drying, but leaves some of the pulp. It balances some of the acidity of washed with some of the fruitiness of naturals and brings its own sweetness.