Ep. 761 Brazil Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama Natural Canario

Walnut, hazelnut, brown sugar

Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama is 417 hectares, and 64 are planted with coffee. Environmental sustainability is considered very important in the farm management, and they have developed a program of planting native species alongside the coffee crop to keep a better ecological balance.

This farm has a school, a club, a full-sized football field for employees, and 47 houses with modern facilities. The family invests heavily in the farm's coffee processing facilities. Wastewater is treated to avoid polluting the stream that crosses the land, and the farm has a small hydroelectric plant used during the peak harvest.

Find out more about Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama by clicking here.

Walnut and hazelnut are centre stage here, with soft brown sugar backing them up and a sweet, syrupy finish balancing up that mug full of nuts.

  • Country: Brazil
  • State: São Paulo
  • Area: Vale da Grama, Mogiana
  • Farm: Cachoeira da Grama
  • Producer: Gabriel Carvalho Dias
  • Altitude: 1,100–1,250 m.a.s.l.
  • Farm size: 411 hectares
  • Coffee growing area: 64 hectares
  • Processing: Natural
  • Varietal: Canario

Cupping notes: Walnut, hazelnut, brown sugar.

Cup of Excellence Cupping Scores

  • Clean cup: (1–8): 6
  • Sweetness: (1–8): 6.5
  • Acidity: (1–8): 6
  • Mouthfeel: (1–8): 6.5
  • Flavour: (1–8): 6.5
  • Aftertaste: (1–8): 6.5
  • Balance: (1–8): 6.5
  • Overall: (1–8): 6
  • Correction:(+36): +36
  • Total (max. 100): 86.5

Roasting Information
Medium-dark - through first and look for the very first pops of second as it's cooling, no more.