This week, we’re shining the spotlight on one of our favorite coffees from Brazil, Organic Brazil de Fatima.
Brazil is the single largest producer of coffee in the world, and some of the world’s best coffee comes from Brazil. Organic Brazil de Fatima is one of those coffees.
Organic Brazil de Fatima is a single estate coffee. The full name of the farm is Nossa Senhora de Fatima. The farm is owned by Ricardo de Aguiar Resende and his wife, Gisele. Ricardo and Gisele live on their farm and are 3rd generation coffee producers. Over the years, they have developed and implemented several social projects, including housing and education for their workers and their children. They are also dedicated to environmental protection and preservation, not only by acquiring organic certification, but also by investing in planting native trees as shade cover and taking care of the native plants and animals that live on the farm.
We applaud Ricardo and Gisele’s priorities and are delighted that the quality of their coffee matches their high ideals. Organic Brazil de Fatima is a heavy bodied coffee, rich and creamy with cherry and caramel sweetness. It makes a great brewed coffee at whatever roast level you choose. We prefer to roast it to a Full City roast level and to brew it in a French Press, but at a darker (Northern or Southern Italian) roast level it also makes a great single origin espresso.
Have you tried Organic Brazil de Fatima? How do you think it compares to other coffees from Brazil or other South American coffees? If you have an opinion, please join the conversation and share it on the Facebook thread or in a comment on this blog. Or, if you'd like to share your thoughts with the wider world, leave us a coffee review on Google or on your favorite review site. Not only do we value your opinions, but reviews help more people find us. Help us connect coffee lovers to fresh, quality coffee!
~ Carrie, Paul and all of us at Coffee by the Roast