So for the next 12 working days (taking us up to the 22nd the last royal mail posting day) we have the Has Bean 12 days of Christmas for you, This is going backwards 12 days, not the traditional 12 days after Christmas (any excuse really to post).
This will involve a new coffee each day, to help you find inspiration for the perfect coffee for Christmas day. Some old favourites, some very new and exciting coffee that will become firm favourites I am sure.
So today instead on day seven a very old favourite is back, its a little piece of England from Brazil
A world exclusive coffee, only available as a Has Bean special.
This is a farm we are supporting for the eighth year, and one that I am very proud to be working with and be linked with, as the owner is my very good friend, Stephen Hurst.
I’ll let Stephen Hurst tell you the story of how he came to own ‘Inglaterra’:
Back to me!
So after Stephen bought the farm there was one varietal he decided to add to the stock. Canario is one of those varietals you would never plant if you had to survive on coffee for a living. Pests love it, its yield is so low, and the slightest change in temperature wil result in frost burn; a point proved this year with the cold snap experienced in Pocos de Caldas, which left over 25% of this crop damaged.
So why grow it? Well it just produces some of the most tasty coffee you can imagine, and something that Stephen had always wanted to ask producers to try but was too afraid to ask.
In the cup this is smooth and sweet, while having a vivid acidity: think pineapple meets chocolate spread. The mouthfeel is huge, and the aftertaste is long and very very juicy. A great example of a fine Brazil-grown coffee, purely due to cup quality and nothing else.
Farm: Fazenda Inglaterra
Farmer: Stephen Hurst
City: Poços de Caldas
Region: Minas Gerias
Farm Size: 10 Hectares
Coffee growing area: 5 Hectares
Altitude: 1,200 m.a.s.l.
Processing System: Pulped Natural