Brazil - Arara Honey
Comforting toffee and milk chocolate from a single variety and producer in Brazil
Toffee, Milk Chocolate, Nougat
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Arara Honey Tasting Notes
Arara Honey exemplifies what we love in Brazilian coffees: A sweet cup with low acid and a lovely mellow flavor profile. The cup begins with milk chocolate cacao nibs. A caramel sweetness combines with notes of browned butter and a mild nuttiness to create the strong impression of toffee. Light notes of dried fruit and nougat round it out.
This lot is composed of a single variety: Arara. The variety is a cross between the Obatã and Yellow Catuaí. The coffee ripens to a yellow color and gets its name from the portuguese word for macaw, with which the coffee shares its brilliant yellow color. The variety is known for its superior cup quality as well as its natural resistance to coffee leaf rust.
Processing Method: Honey
How to brew
We recommend starting with a 1:16 brew ratio. Using less water will add to the body of the cup and concentrate the heavier chocolate notes. 205°F water works well for this coffee.