Country: Brazil, Colombia
Process: Washed and Natural
Brazil 45 is one of our longest running year-round blends, and it’s one of the coffees we’re most proud of. While we love exploring the world with single- origin coffees that offer us a wide range of flavors and textures, a shot of Brazil 45 will always feel like coming home. We crafted this blend with comfort in mind: always recreating the classic, easy-going flavors that helped us fall in love with espresso. In Brazil 45, you’ll find notes of milk chocolate & hazelnut, with a smooth, rich finish that lingers on your palate. When used to make a cappuccino or latte, those flavors melt away into creamy, sweet caramel flavors. Brazil 45 creates an easy-going drinking experience that both aficionados and newbies will love.
When first creating this blend, we tasting many coffees to find the perfect coffees for it. What we found brought us back to that classic espresso experience where a collection of coffees from Brazil, that were all grown along the W. 45 degree longitude that bisects Brazils coffee growing regions (hence the name). To really emphasize the deep flavors coffees from Brazil have to offer, we primarily use Natural processed coffees, with a small percentage of Washed coffees to provide balance and a bit of brightness.
We pay homage to that first iteration by constantly looking for new coffees along that same line. We change the components of Brazil 45 a few times throughout the year, to make sure we’re always keeping the coffees fresh, and to know that we’re always creating a experience we always want to come back to.