Brazil – Campo Alegre Espresso



Variety| Yellow Catucai
Process | Natural
Region | Sul de Minas
(3 customer reviews)



Brazil Campo Alegre

The cool, green hills of Sul de Minas provide ideal conditions for growing coffee. No wonder some of Brazil’s best specialty lots come from this region. The region is known locally as ‘Vertentes’ and forms the border between two important deltas in Brazil: the Grande River delta (towards the south) and the São Francisco River delta (towards the north-east).

Henrique Dias Cambraia, owner and manager of Fazenda Campo Alegre, is the 4th generation on this plantation. He has been running the company with his brother and sister since 1993. The plantation house, built in 1825, was completely restored in 2006. He attributes the success of the plantation to a combination of factors: the location of the plantation at 1200m altitude, a stable climate with an average of 21 degrees, skilful technical management of the plantation and fields and the continuous training of the staff based on its own quality control programs.

Located around Santo Antônio do Amparo, the farm produces different varieties of Arabica coffee, including this Catucai, a hybrid between Icatu and Catuai. This variety is available in a red and a yellow variant and has a high resistance to Roya (coffee rust). The so-called single origin lots are carefully kept separate in order to obtain great traceability. After picking, the ripe berries are left to dry in the sun on patios, then the beans are crushed from the dried berries and further processed. This method ensures a sweet and fruity character of the coffee.

Brazil Campo Alegre

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Een recept voor de perfecte espresso is afhankelijk van vele factoren: machine, molen, water, filterbakje, bonen etc. In onze bar in Den Haag starten we meestal met dit recept:

19 gram koffie voor een output van 45 gram espresso (dubbele espresso).

We starten met een doorlooptijd van 25 seconden.

3 reviews for Brazil – Campo Alegre Espresso

  1. Kay

    This is a staple of my coffee corner. Always have this one on hand for our daily coffee’s espresso’s and milk drinks as its super approachable. On a second grinder i love having a more fruity coffee from single estate for the more purists

  2. markeliunas

    I am an experienced coffee connoisseur. I have tasted about 100 coffee roasters, mostly European. It’s hard to surprise me in the budget category, but this coffee really surprised me. And my wife also fell in love with it from the first sip! A great start to getting to know Dutch roasters, and also Brazilian – there is not much good coffee in that country.

  3. Cyrille

    I have tried every micro roaster in The Netherlands. This coffee is the best! It almost doesn’t matter how it’s made, the taste is always awesome. Truly love this!

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