Brazilian Monte Cristo RFA Cafetière Sachets
The cream of the crop from the world’s biggest producer
Brazil grows over a third of all the good coffee in the world, and its experience shows. The gourmet coffee is shade grown to mature the bean slowly and develop the flavours more fully. The flavour profile is malty, sweet and nutty, with distinct notes of peanut, treacle tart and buttered toast.
History of Brazilian Coffee
Coffee was introduced to Brazil by a government official called Francisco de Melho Palheta in 1727. He was tasked to settle a dispute between French and Dutch Guiana and on his visits he noticed that both countries were growing good coffee. He decided to take some home to impress his superiors, as a new crop for the young country.
The Brazilians quickly learned the rudiments of gourmet coffee growing and today Brazil is by far the largest producer of coffee in the world with over 35% of all the coffee in the world coming from this country. In the past the majority of coffees grown in Brazil were often described as being of marginal quality, but in the last 20 years there has been a real focus on high quality coffee by Estates like Daterra using shade growing techniques and adopting the methods of the Rainforest Alliance.
History of Daterra Estate
The Daterra Estate was created in 1984 by the family of Miguel Paschoal, an Italian immigrant who had arrived in Brazil in the 1900’s. Today it covers around 6000 hectares in the main growing regions of Cerrado in Minas Gerais and Mogiana in San Paulo. Its history has been based on sustainability, continually planting native trees, using organic composting and setting aside 50% of its land for preservation and ecology. In 2003 Daterra became the first Certified Rainforest Alliance Estate in Brazil.
The Coffee itself
The Daterra coffee is a typical Brazilan bean. Smooth, malty and with more body than other American coffee’s. However, it offers far more. With great complex sweetness including syrupy treacle flavours, rich chocolate and peanut flavours as well as bright fruit acidity and a distinct marzipan and vanilla aftertaste, this is a perfect all day cafetière coffee.
Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo