Brazil Serra das Três Barras Red Catuai

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Royal Coffee

With all of the coffee pouring out of Brazil, it can be difficult to find a really special one that stands out, but we feel confident we've found one here! This single estate coffee is...
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With all of the coffee pouring out of Brazil, it can be difficult to find a really special one that stands out, but we feel confident we've found one here! This single estate coffee is super drinkable and makes for a great blender, especially in Italian style espressos. It is moderately complex, creamy and mildly bright with note of strawberry, peach, brown sugar and walnut.

Arrival Date: February 5th, 2021

Acidity & Brightness: Mildly bright, gentle sweetness

Balance & Finish: Moderately complex, lingering nutty finish

Body & Texture: Medium-full bodied, creamy mouthfeel

Flavors: Strawberry, peach, brown sugar, walnut

Grade: FC/SS - Fine Cup/Strictly Soft (Highest grade from Brazil), grown at 1000-1400 masl

Processing: Natural (dry) processed, sun dried

Varietals: Red Catuai

Roasting: Start with a  Full City (Medium), or just up to the second crack. Most Brazilian coffees will roast a little unevenly due to the natural processing. This coffee will also take lighter roasts with ease, which will bring a bit more brightness to the cup. 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 we don't think takes to dark roasting well.  If your roaster has variable temperature, avoid the hottest settings to preclude scorching or "tipping".  When kept to a medium dark roast, this coffee is exceptionally sweet and has a nice, gentle, mild cup.  If roasted to dark, like most softer bean coffees, it can pick up an unpleasant ashy taste.

Reminder! This coffee is raw, you must roast it before brewing

Our Review: "From the volumes of coffee flowing out of Minas Gerais (the largest of the three major Brazilian growing regions), we have plucked a special treat traceable to a single estate located in the protected origin of Mantiqueira de Minas region known for its rolling hills and uneven terrain. The 500-acre estate called Serra das Três Barras has been in Jose Wagner Ribeiro Junqueira’s family for five generations. Jose grew up on the estate and has managed operations for several decades. During the harvest coffee cherries are floated to remove less dense and damaged coffee, and then delupled and placed on patios to dry with the mucilage still attached. After 5 days, the coffee is moved to mechanical driers to precisely finish the drying to 11 percent moisture and then carefully stored until it is time for milling and export. Jose also lends part of his estate to Procafe for coffee research on new disease resistant coffee plants." - Royal Coffee

Brazilian coffee is a staple here at The Captain's Coffee. We absolutely love including it in our Espresso Blend as it adds great crema as well as gentle nuttiness to the blend. But it can be hard to source a truly great one since so much of the coffee coming out of Brazil is barely good enough for blending, much less any good as a single origin. It's important to us that our coffee be good for both! Well, we're absolutely tickled to have found this one. It has all the great qualities you'd want for a blender and as a single origin, it's moderately acidic, gently sweet, slightly complex and it's got body to spare! Expect a lingering, walnut finish as well as notes of strawberry, peach and brown sugar.

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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