Brazil Daterra Sweet Blue
A sweet cup layered with notes of hot cocoa, fig, and almond butter.
In the cup expect everything wonderful about the traditional Brazil flavor profile: nutty, laden with various chocolates and a velvety mouthfeel. Unlike many large estates who tend to be more concerned with producing volume than quality, Sweet Blue exhibits clarified flavors. The nuttiness tastes like macadamia and the chocolate similar to a delicious dark cacao. Towards the finish - and particularly as it cools - anticipate dried fruits like raisins & figs to come to the forefront.
10 years ago, when we began our Limited Release program, a beautiful coffee from Brazil came across our cupping table. It blew our previous notions of lower elevation coffees away. While it was originally intended to be a limited release, Deb kept sneaking boxes of vacuum-sealed magic from Daterra onto pallets and we kept it on as a "secret stash" offering at the roastery. Aaron would roast it once a week, and we'd sell out stupid fast.
Since then Sweet Blue has become a core offering in our lineup and we work to maintain our relationship through a few different importers over the years. Daterra, as a certified B Corp, has a strong commitment to sustainable practices and care for our planet, and has been a consistent producer to work with. They separate their lots by cup characteristics and processing methods before it is vacuum-sealed in 12-kilo bags to preserve freshness.
Daterra's Sweet Blue is comprised of a couple heirloom varieties grown in the Patrocinio region at 1,150 meters above sea level. It is processed using the traditional pulp-natural commonly found in Brazil.