Brazil Bossa Nova
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Notes: Dark chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, red fruit
Region: Cerrado Mineiro (Variety: Catuai, Mundo Novo)
Altitude: 600–1200 masl
Bossa Nova translated literally means “new wave”, and this particular roast represents a post 3rd wave expression akin to the unique Brazilian jazz music style of the same name, famously popularized by João Gilberto. Characterized by unconventional chords and an innovative syncopation of traditional samba, the Bossa Nova sound and roast both represent harmony and relaxation.
The Cerrado Mineiro region is the first “Designation of Origin” in Brazil, located in the northwest of the Minas Gerais state in central part of the country. The coffees under this Designation of Origin are “Origin and Quality Guaranteed” by the Cerrado Minerio Region – D.O. Regulatory Board, and each bag carries a QR code connecting it to the specific farm and farmer who produced the coffee. This adds an additional layer of traceability which is often difficult in the massive coffee growing regions of Brazil.
Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world, and production of coffee in Brazil is unique, in that Brazilian farms tend to have flatter elevations, less shade cover, and more manicured fields. They also use mechanical harvesters and produce far more coffee per hectare than other origins. Coffee in Cerrado Mineiro grows between 800-1200 meters above sea level and has very distinct rainy and dry seasons, creating the distinctive coffee of the region.
Brazil Florada "Fancy Cup" is an amazing coffee directly imported from Sul de Minas, Mogiana, and Cerrado with tremendous care to ensure the consistency and quality of the green bean coffee is never compromised.
This fantastic high quality coffee bean is harvested from the catuai and mundo novo coffee plant varieties. Brazil Florada Fancy Cup highlights the natural cashew, honey, molasses, milk chocolate notes of the coffee beans. The coffee beans are dried using the natural process.
Three Keys Coffee speaks a language that’s sophisticated yet accessible to everyone who’s willing to slow down and share a cup.