Roastery: 19grams Alexanderplatz
Country of origin: Brazil
Process type: Washed
Taste: Raspberry, Hibiscus, Pu'er Tee
Grind: Whole Bean
Package size, g: 200
Preparation recommendation: Aeropress, Filter coffee, Frenchpress, V60/Kalita, Chemex
Santa Cecília Geisha comes from the Santa Cecília farm in Brazil. Covering over 1750 hectares, the Veloso family uses many different plots to constantly experiment and discover new varieties, as well as exciting fermentation and drying methods.
In this lot, carbonic fermentation was used as the processing method. It is a similar process to winemaking and also shares similarities with anaerobic fermentation. Unlike the latter, however, carbonic maceration involves fermenting whole cherries, in this case for 48 hours. The aim is to break down the cell walls of the fruit mucilage from the inside out so that all the juice can enter the pits in a controlled fermentation without yeast. This allows intense fruity, sometimes wine-like, notes to develop.
Santa Cecilia has a clear cup profile, typical of a Geisha coffee, which allows the flavors to fully develop on the tongue. The gentle blossoms of the hibiscus lend a hand to the sweet, slightly tart raspberry. This distinctive Geisha coffee is rounded off by the earthy, spicy taste of Pu-Erh tea.