If you've never tried a natural process Brazilian coffee before, you're in for a real treat! As soon as we tasted Zoka's fresh lot Brazil Fazenda Primavera, we had to share it with you. The farm is off the hook, a multi-year Cup of Excellence winner, and this coffee is something truly special. Pillowy and sweet, the body is creamy, like marshmallow, with a lovely floral opening of vanilla and jasmine. Soft flavors of strawberry-rhubarb waft through the middle of the cup, becoming more intense as it cools, and bringing a thick, jam-like mouthfeel. Balanced finish is slightly oaky, reminiscent of a fine chardonnay, with a long, lingering sweetness that simply doesn't end. This cup will completely redefine how you think about Brazilian coffee.
Zoka's sourcing relationships are second-to-none. Their owner, Jeff Babcock, served on the board of the Cup of Excellence for many years, and he's spent decades traveling the globe, forging relationships, and building a personal network of the very finest, prize-winning coffee farmers. Fazenda Primavera farm, located in Chapada de Minas region, is one of those farms. They took the #1 prize in the 2018 Brazilian Cup of Excellence, and #2 in 2019-- both for natural processed coffees like this one! Fazenda Primavera is certified by Rainforest Alliance and honored as one of Brazil's most sustainable farms. They've also pioneered a method of organic shade-growing involving intercropping coffee with African mahogany trees. The trees provide even temperatures, balanced irrigation, wind resistance, and plenty of natural fertilizer. In short, this farm, and its coffees, represent the pinnacle of specialty coffee in Brazil-- and that means a lot in a country that produces nearly a third of all the coffee in the world.
As we say goodbye to summer, we're ready for an autumn filled with cozy, sweet, fresh-crop coffees: with notes of vanilla pastry, strawberry jam, and aromatic jasmine, this one is definitely worth wrapping up in. Zoka Coffee's new Brazil Fazenda Primavera is a can't-miss cup from one of Brazil's standout farms, and we're so excited to share it with you! Reserve a bag today, for yourself or someone you love, and enjoy this prized Brazilian micro-lot before it sells out for the season.
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Lovely flavors! First time trying a natural process coffee.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ It's ok. Not as good as the previous flavor I purchased. Surprised that this one didn't blow me away like I thought it would.|
||★★★★★||★★★★★ Smooth and "light" with some sweet notes on the back end of your sip. Pairs really nicely with fresh fruit and Greek yogurt in the morning!|