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Brazilian "Santa Izabel" Arabica
About our "Santa Izabel" blend:
This limited edition micro-lot represents the absolutely quintessential volcanic coffee. The rich basaltic soil has given these beans an unparalleled intensity of mineral content. You know how a fancy mineral water, like Pellegrino, feels on your tongue? That's how Santa Izabel feels. It's a coffee that demands to be considered and sipped slowly, like the finest Scotch. Highly recommended to fans of the unique and the ultra-gourmet.
Also makes an astonishingly refreshing iced coffee. Something about the high mineral content makes it as cooling and brightening as a gin and tonic.
About our Brazilian coffees in general:
Our "Santa Izabel" coffee is a mix of Mundo Novo, Catuaí and Acaiá varieties of Arabica. The Volcanic Origin Coffee company sources this coffee from several small estates in the Pocos de Caldas volcanic caldera in Brazil. The estates grow a variety of unusual Arabica sub-types, including golden-fruited Catuai. The coffee is sustainably grown and direct-trade.
There is no other terroir in the world similar to this unique microclimate, which is angled perfectly toward the sun. Pocos de Caldas receives sharply divided day and night periods that begin with early morning sun full-on until 4 pm, when the sun suddenly is cut off by passing across the rim of the crate at the top of the mountain, triggering a burst of energy (sugar) conversion into flavor in the beans. The soil is an enriched combination of volcanic minerals and rainforest soil, giving the coffee an abundace of nutrition and minerals.