Tasting Notes: orange zest, vanilla, maraschino cherry
Farm: Ze Claudio JS
Producer: Jose Claudio
Micro Region: Inpahim
Altitude: 700 masl
Variety: Catuai 144
Processing: 12 day anaerobic natural
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.
Expect notes of orange zest, vanilla and maraschino cherry.