Brazil Barra Grande Natural

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The Captain's Coffee

This single estate coffee from Sitio Barra Grande is easy going and mild. It's very balanced and gentle with a sweet profile, creamy body and nutty finish. Perfect for those who prefer a gentle cup...
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This single estate coffee from Sitio Barra Grande is easy going and mild. It's very balanced and gentle with a sweet profile, creamy body and nutty finish. Perfect for those who prefer a gentle cup and for Italian style espresso blends.

Arrival Date: February 27th, 2017

Acidity & Brightness: Low acidity and mild

Balance & Finish: Well balanced, mild, nutty finish

Body & Texture: Medium-full bodied, creamy mouthfeel

Flavors: Cocoa powder, orange and almonds.

Grade: SB or soft bean. Almost all Brazilian beans are grown lower altitude, this is their highest grade.

Certifications: Single Estate

Processing: Natural (dry) processed, sun dried

Varietals: Yellow Catuai & Mundo Novo

Roasting: Start with a Full City (Medium), or just up to the second crack. This coffee will taste great anywhere between City + (light-medium) and Full City + (medium-dark). Be gentle with these beans, as with all Brazilian beans as they are a bit softer due to being grown at lower altitudes. Reduce the heat more often than you would with an SHB bean and let them coast a little slower. 

Our Review: Sildes Caixeta, owner of Sitio Barra Grande, is a third generation coffee farmer from a region called “Alto Barreiro”, on the border of Poço Fundo and Machado in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The farm was owned by his grandfather, but when Sildes was 5 years old, his family was forced to sell the property. In 1985, the young man bought the property back and now lives in the house his grandfather built. “I am very proud of this place; here is where I first learned the biggest lesson of my life - patience is everything. I did wait 30 years, but the opportunity came and I was ready to buy this property back.” When asked what he would like people to know who enjoy his coffee: “Our secret - patience! We don’t rush, we rotate the cherries multiple times under the sun. My son sometimes wants to get things done faster, but I try to teach him that patience is our secret for good quality and we’re finally seeing the results by selling it for a better price.”

We appreciate Slides Caixeta's philosophy of patience winning the race, because it has produced a delicious Brazilian coffee.

How does it taste? Whether you are brewing this as part of your espresso blend or standing on its own, this bean is excellent. The first word that comes to mind as I drink is "creamy". The body is weighty, but on the delicate and mild side. There are notes of sweet cocoa and just a bit of ripe orange. That sweet, fruity character no doubt comes from the Natural processing where the coffee fruit pulp is allowed to dry on the bean before removal. Overall, incredibly well balanced and a mild cup with low acidity. 

Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

Other Items

Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.


We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.