Roasted by Odd Kin in Bristol
Produced by Florentino Meneguetti in Espíritu Santo
Passionfruit, dark chocolate, pecans
Process: Pulped Natural
Altitude: 900 MASL
Brew: Espresso & Filter
Rancho Dantos is situated in Brejetuba, within the Espíritu Santo region of Brazil and it is this region's microclimate that provides it’s farmers with perfect coffee growing conditions. The results are pretty spectacular.
Brazilian coffees can often get a bad rep, seen as only being used for commercial coffee or as the base for speciality house blends around the world. We hope that this coffee will change any preconceived ideas that you may have about Brazilian coffees only having dull chocolate and nutty flavour profiles!
Florentino inherited the farm from his father, Firmino - who planted his first coffee tree 57 years ago. It wasn’t until 10 years ago that Florentino helped introduce speciality coffees to the farm and we are seriously glad that he did. Half of the farm is covered in native forest and the coffee production is always balanced to ensure that Florentino protects this natural habitat for years to come.
The temperature at Rancho Dantos is below average for the region, meaning that the coffee fruit ripens more slowly and later in the season. This allows the harvest to be more selective and is done by hand to ensure that only the ripest fruits are picked. The cherries are then pulped, but a large part of the mucilage is left on the coffee beans throughout the drying process. The beans are finally transported to a raised terrace where it takes 35-40 days to dry due to the high humidity and low temperatures.