Rancho Dantas - Brazil - Natural Red Catuai - Espresso
This natural red catuai espresso from Rancho Dantas, Brazil, is well-balanced and delicate, with a sweet profile and mild acidity. Its flavor is rounded and pleasing on the palate. Perfect for espresso-based drinks.
Flavor: Sweet, milk chocolate & roasted pecans
Cupping score: 85+
Region: Espirito Santo
Producer: Pedro & Gracilda Di Paula
Varietal: Red Catuai
Process: Pulped Natural
Altitude: 1000 - 1100 MASL
Roasted for: Espresso / Light - Medium roast
Rafael Marques, the manager of FAF Coffees Espírito Santo, met Pedro and Gracilda Di Paula when they were still delivering their coffees to a cooperative. They wanted to go further in order to maintain the traceability of their coffee and to improve the quality of their production.
Rancho Dantas is located in the municipality of Brejetuba, on the border between Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais. The word Rancho means farm. This is why it is common to find farms named Rancho. The Rancho Dantas terroir benefits from exceptional bioclimatic conditions that have allowed the cultivation of coffee and cereal crops. The terroir is punctuated by a variety of landscapes: native forests with remarkable biodiversity, steep mountains, waterfalls, and cascades. Today, coffee accounts for 90% of the terroir's income. The plantations are located at altitudes between 600 and 1300 meters above sea level, and there are over 1,280 farms covering 16,000 hectares. The main varieties are Catuai, Catuai 785, 81 and 2SL.