Roasted by Odd Kin in Bristol
Produced by Creonisio & Jose Claudio
Orange, plum & honey
Altitude: 1150 MASL
Varietal: Red & Yellow Catuaí
Brazilian coffees can often get a bad rap, seen as being used for commercial coffee or as the base for speciality house blends around the world.
One of our aims at Odd Kin is to highlight some of the best Brazil has to offer, in the hope this will change any preconceived ideas you may have about coffees.
Creonisio Da Silva is a Brazilian roast coffee that does just this.
Stemming from a hybrid Brazilian coffee varietal named Catucaí, this cultivar of Icatu and Catuai is well suited to natural processing methods as used by Creonisio and Jose.
After scoring third place at Simonésia's Speciality Coffee Content, the brothers are a prime example of Brazilian coffee producers employing innovative growing practices and processes to ensure premium quality.
Simonésia growing region:
Simonésia is located in the forest zone of Minas Gerais, a short distance from the municipality of Manhuaçu.
Altitudes in this region reach up to 1,616 MASL, providing the perfect environment for the production of great tasting arabica beans.
While Minas Gerais is Brazil's largest coffee-growing state, regions like Simonésia are typically associated with commodity coffee, isolated from the usual world of speciality coffee exporters.
As a result, Brazilian coffee producers in Simonésia are only just starting to get the credit they deserve for giving us fantastically delicate, extremely clean and interesting coffees.