Another intergalactic hit from Santa Monica Farm! Classic chocolate profile with delicate floral notes is followed by a bright, sweet citrus aftertaste. Delicious complexity and a juicy body will appeal to lovers of classics and coffee aficionados.
Jean Vilhena Faleiros
Clean medium body
Milk chocolate, floral, sweet citrus
About Producer: Jean Vilhena Faleiros runs the Santa Mônica farm and is no stranger to coffee. Son of coffee farmers, he is the 3rd generation of growers and was born and raised surrounded by coffee. His attention to detail and years of coffee experience make him a talented producer responsible for consecutive years of excellent coffee. Since 2010 the family farms have shifted their focus from large-scale efficiency to aiming for specialty coffee. The move was highly successful and rewarding, placing them as winners of the Alta Mogiana Competition and high rankings in the Cup of Excellence many times in the last decade.
About Process: Selective picking by women. Anaerobic fermentation with Briosa yeast for 60 hrs. All fermented coffees at the Santa Monica are micro-lots and dried on raised beds for at least 20 days - until the coffee moister level is at 16%. After the level is attained, it goes to a big bag for another 20 days intervals. To have a uniform drying process, the coffee goes to a patio until the moister is ideal and is dried slowly in a way called a volcano (as the coffee is lying like a volcano and kept with a hole in the center, spun a few times a day). It is then rested for at least 30 days until the coffee peaks its sweetness and acidity. Just then, the coffee is taken to the cooperative and processed.