Brazil Dromedaire Cuvee Coffee
The story of our Dromedaire Cuvée began in 1723. Captain Gabriel de Clieu, with a full crew, set sail from France for Martinique with the Noble Tree, the coffee sapling given to him by King Louis XIV. This Noble Tree became the original coffee plant from which all others are descended today in Central and South America. Captain de Clieu’s ship was christened, Le Dromedaire.
De Clieu managed to protect the Noble Tree while enduring storms, piracy, mutiny and a Dutch spy intent on destroying the sapling. But finally, aboard Le Dromedaire, he arrived safely with the Noble Tree in Martinique. The rest, shall we say, is history.
Our own farmers propagate the varietal seedlings, nurse them and plant them in different plots at varying elevations on the farm. We remove the skin from the coffee cherries, leaving the fruity mucilage around the seed and dry it on our patios. The Dromedaire Cuvée blend achieves a consistently uniform cup with chocolate and hazelnut aromas. In the cup, it translates to flavors of sweet nougat, milk chocolate and hints of pear paired with a substantial body. It works together to make The Dromedaire a great, everyday, go-to coffee.
REGION: CARMO DE MINAS
FARM/CO-OP: FAZENDA MONTE VERDE
VARIETAL(S): YELLOW CATUAI, ACAIÁ
AVG. ALTITUDE: 1,000 – 1,250 METERS
HARVEST: MAY – AUGUST
PROCESSING: PULPED NATURAL
FLAVOR NOTES: Chocolate, Hazelnut, Sweet
ACIDITY NOTES: Balanced and Muted