Festive holiday blend from Brazil, Peru and India
Brazilian coffee is soft, nutty, low acidity, and offers a nice bittersweet chocolate taste. Because of this, Brazilian coffee makes for an excellent base for making flavored coffees. A good Brazil coffee can add a lot to espresso blends too.
- Harvest: May – September
- Common Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catuai, Acaia, Mundo Novo, Icatu
Peru’s lower-altitude farms, like those found around the town of Nambale near the Peru-Ecuador border, tend to produce coffee with a mild acidity, medium body, and smooth notes of nuts, flowers, and gentle fruit.
- Flavor: Crisp acidity, medium body, vibrant floral aromas, rich sweetness.
- Main Growing Regions: Amazonas, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huánaco
- Harvest: June to September
India grows both the Robusta and Arabica species, All coffee grown in India are grown in shade and commonly with two tiers of shade. Often inter-cropped with spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg, the coffees gain aromatics from the inter-cropping, storage, and handling functions
- Harvest: November - March
- Growing Regions: Karnataka (71%), Kerala (22%), and Tamil Nadu (5%)
- Flavor: cardamom, clove, pepper and nutmeg and hints of tropical fruit.