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Introducing Oriole’s new Seasonal Espresso Blend

June 6, 2011 Leave a comment

We have gotten our hands on a very limited lot of coffee from Fazenda Lambari, located in the region of Minas Gerais, Brazil. This farm is certified by the BSCA, which means that the farm meets the criteria of Quality, Social Responsibility, as well as Ecological Responsibility.

Fazenda Lambari is located in Poços de Caldas, in the far south of the state of Minas Gerais on the Serra da Mantiqueira. On this farm, coffee is grown at 1,100m, accompanied by two well defined seasons: one rainy and dry. With an annual average temperature of 19oC and 2,000 mm of rain spread across its long summer.

The microclimate of this region favors a concentrated flowering and therefore uniform maturation during the dry winter when harvesting takes place. The great difference between day and night temperatures combined with “patio” drying makes a unique coffee. In this region you even find Bourbon plants that may well be over 100 years old.

This naturally processed coffee is of mixed varietals of Acaia, Bourbon & Catuai from the crop of 10/11. Cupping notes of this coffee on its own: buttery mouth feel, flavours of butterscotch & almonds, clean & refined.

Creating a blend using this coffee as a base, completing it with a fully washed coffee from Sidamo Valley, Ethiopia, our latest seasonal blend displays floral notes in the front palate, rich & creamy mouth feel, hints of almonds and ending with a dark chocolate finish.

This will be featured for a limited time only as this is a very sought-after coffee. Do try it and give us your feedbacks on how you think of this.

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