Sericita - Minas Gerais single-estate lot
Classically sweet profile roasted for a range of brew methods.
Araponga is part of the Sericita region in the Minas Gerais state of Brazil. The coffee industry in Araponga is such an important industry that it creates 75 thousand jobs for the surrounding region. The growers in this region are dedicated to improving quality year after year by developing unique, hand crafted techniques to take the Brazil flavor profile we love to the next level with nuance and diversity.
Djalma Diniz is the producer of this natural lot from Araponga. In the past, he owned a cattle ranch in the north of Minas Gerais, a place with a water shortage problem. After several visits to Sericita, Diniz saw real potential in the land with its abundance of water and nice climate. It has now been 20 years since he decided to invest in farms in this region, and through his own research and dedication, he began to cultivate coffee. Coffee has become a passion that now involves the entire family. Three years ago, his daughter took over administration of the farm. With her father, and the experienced team, they work to ensure that in every harvest they produce better quality coffee and grow their knowledge.
This is our first year working with this producer and the Araponga region. Araponga has been gaining recognition in the cup of excellence and we are excited to see what future harvests bring. This coffee makes for a great auto-drip, press pot, immersion dripper, or even lighter espresso. Get dialed-into cake batter and black cherries with a 1:16 brew ratio, filtered water at 204-206℉, a medium-coarse grind, and a 4-6-minute brew cycle. The flavor yield ranges from juicy cherries and honey-roasted peanuts at the lower end to black forest chocolate cake at higher extractions.