Brazil Santos NY 2/3 17/18 GC - unroasted coffee beans - 1 kilo
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This Brazil Santos, a name long synonymous with high-quality coffee, is known for its sweet and smooth profile with widespread appeal, medium body and creamy, smooth flavour.
As the world's largest coffee producer, Brazil has an incredible range of coffees, production conditions and plenty to choose from, making it possible to have consistent, high-quality blends year after year.
Because Santos offers such a consistent profile, this coffee is an excellent base for any blend that will keep your coffee drinkers coming back time and time again.
Please note that this is unroasted coffee which therefore still needs to be roasted before consumption.
Most Brazilian coffee is grown on huge farms, built and equipped for mechanical harvesting and processing, maximising productivity. The relatively flat landscape in many of Brazil's coffee regions combined with high minimum wages has led most farms to opt for this type of mechanical harvesting rather than selective hand-picking.
In the past, this mechanisation meant that strip cropping was the norm; however, today's mechanical harvesters are increasingly sensitive, meaning that farms can harvest only fully ripe berries at each picking stage, which is good news for producers focusing on speciality products.
In many cases and on less flat parts of farms, a mixed form of 'manual mechanised' harvesting can be used, where ripe coffee is picked with a derricadeira - a type of mechanised rake that uses vibrations to harvest ripe berries. A tarpaulin is stretched between the coffee trees to catch the berries as they fall.
Using these newer, more selective technologies, a growing number of farms are increasingly concerned about - and able to deliver - cup quality.
After harvesting, the cherry is usually laid out in thin layers on patios to dry. Under direct sunlight, the berry is carefully checked and turned regularly
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This coffee is NY 2/3, which assures us that there are no more than 8-12 visible defects in a 300g sample. This small number of defects is unnoticeable in most cups, guaranteeing a consistent and delicious taste.
This bean is SCR 17/18. The large, consistent beans are at least 6.75 millimetres long. The small variation between beans makes it easier to roast all beans at the same level.