This is a special micro-lot from Fazenda Monte Verde. This farm has won awards for both pulped natural and dry-processed coffees, including first place for a dry-process lot that we offered last year. The farm is the property of Jose Roberto Canato and his family. At a total of 600 hectares, 140 are entirely dedicated to coffee, and much of the farm is maintained in a natural state, with freshwater springs supplying water for the crops and the natural environment as well. Fazenda Monte Verde is situated at 1260 meters, and they have a variety of coffee cultivars. Mostly Bourbon varietal.
The dry grounds smell like honey and nut, quite sweet and candied. Hot water brings about a nice culmination of caramel and cocoa powder, and the break produces a healthy dose of toffee nut. The brewed coffee has such a pleasant profile, brown sugar, almond, black tea, and raisin sweetness. Body is heightened too, carrying these aspects along to the long aftertaste. Roberto Canato’s coffee has a slight acidic snap to it too, setting it apart from the average Brazil. Great SO (Single Origin) espresso too – chocolatey, dark sugars, and viscous body.
We want to bring our enthusiasm out through our choice of offerings and blends. HighNote Coffee places an emphasis on Honduras as the crown jewel of Central American coffees, to a select variety of single origins from other nations around the world. We will never lay claim to deep knowledge of how a coffee should taste but recognize its complexity and ever changing moods. These are pursuits that started us as producers and now roasters.