Tastes: Kiwi, Watermelon, Marshmallow
Feels: The Kool Aid man has changed his ways, respectfully using the front door instead of breaking walls
Side: *Bright Side
Region: Cerrado Mineiro
Producer: Danilo Barbosa
Farm: Fazenda Cachoeira
Process: Natural Anaerobic
Fermentation Time: 72 Hours
Drying Method: Pre-pulping, drying on cement patios
Importer: Orange Brown Imports
ANAHÍ TROPICAL, BRAZIL
Hailing from the renowned Cerrado region of Brazil, Danilo Barbosa's Anahí Tropical yields a cup that is soft, gently fruity, and frigging delicious. Fazenda Cachoeira's origin spans back to Danilo's great grandfather Elias, and it has since been passed down from generation to generation. Danilo credit's a family-focused approach, with the family living and working on the farm together, resulting in some incredible lots of coffee.
The Anahí surprised us the day it landed on the cupping table. Traditionally, we are accustomed to coffees from Brazil sharing tasting characteristics as any origin does on a broad scale (chocolate, stone fruit, nutty). While this coffee definitely has some of those characteristics, it's also very sweet and melony. We feel it shares characteristics with a previous coffee from Elkin Guzman, his Natural Lactic process, with a softer expression and a Brazilian twist. All this to say, this is a dang tasty cup of coffee, and you should absolutely give it a go if it intrigues you.
From Orange Brown:
The tradition of coffee production has been in the Barbosa Family since the twentieth century. Mr. Barbosa ancestors, his great-grandparent Elias Barbosa passed it on to his grandparent Claudio Barbosa de Paula and from him to his father, Jairo Barbosa de Paula and now Mr. Barbosa works with his generation, his sons Vítor Marcelo and Sergio Ricardo. When Danilo says family business, he means husband, wife, father, son, and daughter-in-law all working together, so the office is like a big home where everybody shares the same dream, supports each other, learns and grows together. The office is located in Carmo do Paranaíba, Estate of Minas Gerais, where the team is composed of ten people, cooperating to deliver the best coffee.
From the choice of the varietal to the harvest season, the Barbosa family works hard to deliver the best coffee. All the processes are closely watched and the Quality Control team follows all the stages of the traceability program, from the tree to the warehouse, and from the warehouse to the world.
ABOUT CERRADO MINEIRO
The Cerrado Region has all the conditions to produce specialty coffee. During the dry season, humidity is low, temperatures are lighter, and the coffee quality is accentuated. Defined seasons, soil and topography combined with experienced crop management, provide everything we need to deliver the best coffee.
For many decades the family produced and sold the coffee to exporters around the region, always with a huge demand from buyers, crop after crop, the dream was to trade directly with the importers all around the world. Researchers were executed on coffee quality, sensorial analyses, consistency, screens, and a decision was made, the family is now exporting great coffee around the world on a Direct Trade basis, from our farm to your cup.