Santa Ines Decaf
Santa Ines Decaf
Carmo de Minas, Brazil
Bittersweet chocolate, roasted nuts, full-bodied.
$12 / 10 oz
Fazenda Santa Inês is one of a handful of estates owned by the Sertão Group located in Carmo de Minas, Brazil. The municipality sits near the southern edge of the state of Minas Gerais along the Mantiqueira mountain range. High altitude, fertile soil, and renowned mineral water springs equal great coffee growing conditions.
Sertão and Carmo de Minas coffee go way back. Fazenda Sertão was the site of the first coffee cultivation in the region. Over the last 100 years, the group has grown to include several coffee farms as well as estates dedicated to cultivating corn and soybean crops and breeding girolando cattle. They do it all.
This coffee is part of our suppliers Farm Gate program. The deals were made directly with the owners with pricing above Fair Trade minimums. 'Cuz it's good.
This lot has been decaffeinated through the Swiss Water process. That means water was the only ingredient used to take out the jittery stuff. No chemicals. That also means we've got a coffee that tastes nearly identical to the full strength stuff. Which, as it turns out, is pretty darn good.
Santa Inês is a dry-processed, Yellow Bourbon variety coffee, so we expect some pretty classic, straight-up good coffee flavors in the cup. Bittersweet chocolate and roasted nuts are the dominant players. You could go so far as to call it a chocolate peanut butter cup if you'd like. It's sweet, full-bodied, and works great as your daily drinker and makes a fine decaf espresso, too. Or if you're in the mood for a nighttime treat, Santa Inês will do you right.