Cupping notes: cocoa // sweet // toffee
Brazil coffee beans exhibit a nutty sweet flavor, often bittersweet with a chocolaty roast taste, and have a relatively low acidity. About one-third of all of the world’s coffee is grown in Brazil, and much of Brazil’s premium coffee is labeled Santos after the port it is shipped through.
Brazil is the largest exporter in the world, supplying approximately 60% of the world’s coffee – this is due in part to the sheer size of the country. Generally speaking, the majority of coffee grown in Brazil is common low-altitude with an average elevation for coffee production of only about 1,100 meters.
Many high quality espresso blends are made from Brazilian coffee and it is frequently used in blends by coffee companies to mellow out the flavor profile. Brazilian beans have the ability to take dark roasts without turning overly bitter because the mild, balance flavor. Those who enjoy a smooth, mild cup of coffee tend to lean towards Brazilian beans.