Our new single estate Brazilian Mió Lot 1990 Coffee. Mió is a coffee farm in Monte Santo de Minas, Brazil. The farm spans a total of 1,589 hectares. A third of the land is used for the coffee processing and milling facilities, some pasture areas and the plantation of eucalyptus trees, which is home to some lovely bees. The rest of the land is equally divided between the coffee trees and the native forest reserve.
Their state-of-the-art processing facilities include: a wet-mill, concrete patios, raised beds, ambient-air drying rotating machines, wood silos, cross-beater hullers and a density separator.
PROCESS – Red Honey
GRADE – 86
VARIETY – Bourbon and Mundo Novo
Honey Process – This involves the mechanical de-pulping of the cherries at the wet-mill while ensuring the mucilage stays attached to the beans. This sticky part of the cherry contains high amounts of sugar, resulting in a pronounced body and developed, chocolaty sweetness in Mió’s coffee.
Rory’s tasting notes: Silky, milk chocolate, cherry, vanilla, red berries