Brazil Fazenda Saquarema Organic

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This Organic selection from the Fazenda Saquarema is top notch. Perfect as an espresso or drip, it's got low acidity and a lingering peanut butter finish accompanied by notes of cocoa powder and almonds. Arrival...
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This Organic selection from the Fazenda Saquarema is top notch. Perfect as an espresso or drip, it's got low acidity and a lingering peanut butter finish accompanied by notes of cocoa powder and almonds.

Arrival Date: January 26th, 2018

Acidity & Brightness: Moderately low acidity, crisp front

Balance & Finish: Slightly complex, lingering peanut butter finish

Body & Texture: Medium bodied, silky mouthfeel

Flavors: Cocoa powder, almonds & peanut butter

Grade: Relatively soft, lower altitude 

Certifications: Organic

Processing: Natural (dry) processed, sun dried

Roasting: Start with a City Plus  (Light-Medium), or in between first and second cracks. This coffee does well into Full City Plus (medium-dark) and we like it best smack dab at medium. This coffee will roast a little unevely due to the natural processing. We don't recommend carrying Brazil coffees too dark in the roasting spectrum. Since they are grown in full sun, they mature fairly rapidly. This results in a softer bean that is more susceptible to heat than most. With coffees like this, it's best to think "low and slow" while roasting.

Our Review

Brazil exports more coffee than any other nation.  OK, so you already know that. The bulk of Brazilian coffee goes into a veritable sea of beans that gets all mixed together and ends up in commercial coffee.  This Brazilian coffee, however, comes from the Fazenda Saquarema estate and is truely first rate. The vast majority of Brazilian coffee is dry processed (the fruit is allowed to dry on the seed and then is mechanically removed instead of being soaked in a vat of water to let fermentation loosen the sticky fruit), or as a coffee marketers there call it "naturally processed". This results in a coffee that is a bit more complex with a smooth, silky body and moderate to low acidity. It's worth mentioning that unlike most Central and South American coffee producers, coffee in Brazil is not shade grown, resulting in a bean that is a bit softer than most. The key to roasting it well is to go slow and low and you'll be happy with the results.


Brazilian coffee is a key component to any Italian style espresso, imparting a nutty, smooth, sweet character that makes the espresso easy drinking. We use Brazilian coffee in our Hybrid blend and would be hard pressed to find a substitute! This coffee also makes a great single origin espresso or drip coffee, with a slightly forward bite and smooth, lingering peanut butter-like finish. In the middle you'll find a silky body accompanied by pleasant notes of cocoa powder and almond. A perfect coffee for those who prefer a dash or cream, sugar or both as the flavors blend well with sugar and cream, but still shine through the mix.

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.

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