Rancho Grande

Rancho Grande

Bergamot, Caramel & Hazelnut


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  • SCA Score 85
  • Producer Rancho Grande - Manga Larga
  • Altitude 970
  • Process Natural
  • Varietal Topazio

Roaster's Notes

This new coffee from Brazil begins with the bright, citrusy spark of bergamot, followed by the creamy sweetness of caramel, and finishing with the warm, nutty notes of hazelnut.


This Topazio Lot was mechanically picked and the the Boia (slightly overipe) cherries were separated by mechanical sorters that separate the quality and density of coffees. After this the coffee was then placed in plastic bags and sealed for 48 hours

After this the coffee was then put into the static drying boxes. These are 1 m deep boxes with capacity for 15000 litre volume of cherry which equates to 25-30 bags of green coffee. The boxes have a vented grill at the bottom to allow for air to be circulated from below up through the drying coffee. Initially cold air will be blown for 12 hours to help slow the fermentation process and then gradually the air temperature will be increased to allow drying for between 10 -15 days. There are two thermometers at different depths to ensure a safe temperature always below 40c. They are referred to as static due to the coffee remaining still in the boxes and not being turned or rotated during drying. This lot took a total of 12 days to dry in the static box.

After it is dried the coffee is then left to rest for approximately 1- 2 weeks before being milled. This method has allowed the production of more fruity and prominent profiles from the usual profile we associate with Brazil natural coffee.

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