June 21, 2012
I recently worked on a fun project with specialty roaster and shop Cup Coffee— based Brisbane, Australia. You may recognize the name from a post DCILY did back in February about a beautiful video they produced.
Not too long ago, I received a nice care package from the guys at Cup that included some really great new coffees they just received. A couple Tanzanian coffees (Kimuli & Blackburn), a Guatemalan coffee (San Antonio), and Brazil Capao. I really enjoy all of them, and wish air travel wasn’t so harsh on coffees—but really, even after travel at high altitudes, these coffees came out on the other side alright.
It is from Piata, which is situated 568 km from Salvador, the most elevated region in Brazil’s northeast with the coolest climate.
The mature fruits (cherries) are picked in baskets and twice a day the coffee is transported by tractors to the hulling machine. The pulped coffee is spread in layers of 4cm on patios for drying and turned over about twenty times a day until it reaches an ideal moisture point.
Mr. Salvador Mesquita, coffee-grower since 2007, takes pride and care in his quality coffee production. From preparation of the land until final storage of the green beans.
Just want to say thanks to Josh over at Cup for sending these along—its much appreciated. Be on the look out for some new stuff on their website, including the project we collaborated on. I’m really excited to see how it turns out.
In the mean time, be sure to watch this lovely video they put together a couple years back.