The Camocim Estate is located in the Espirito Santo region, a coastal state north of Rio and west of Minas Gerais. This garden-like farm turned to organic production in 1999 under the ownership of Henrique Sloper, and is host to a plethora of diverse flora. Henrique pays a great deal of attention to selecting species of coffee plants to bring to market - plants that will flourish in their soil throughout different areas of the farm. The choice for planting areas has been made based on sun exposure and where the faces of the hillside turn to the east and/or to the north. These are going to be the best locations for coffee cultivation, because they are typically where the hydric resources are located.
After sampling Henrique's coffees, we decided we wanted to do something a bit different: create a blended green coffee using our favorites from among all the varieties that we had cupped. So we did, cupping various combinations of four of our five favorite varieties until we found the right proportions. Henrique and his team were kind enough to accommodate us by blending the green coffee we chose (a lot of green coffee) to our specs and creating our proprietary blend composed primarily of Peaberries, and balanced out by Catuacai, Yellow Bourbon, Yellow Caturra. The resulting coffee has prominent notes of rum raisin ice cream and dark chocolate fudge with a crisp Fuji-apple-like acidity. This is the second year that we have partnered with Henrique and Camocim - and it’s the start of a long-lasting, Direct Trade relationship.
Key Description: chocolate fudge, Fuji-apple, hazelnut, rum raisin ice cream.
Source: Camocim Estate
Region: Espirito Santo
Varietal: Catuacai, Yellow Bourbon, Yellow Caturra, and Camocim Peaberry
Processing: Natural Process, Sun Dried
Certification: USDA Organic, Demeter Biodynamic
Harvest: May - September