Espresso Single Origin - Kutz Farm, Brazil
VARIETAL: Yellow Catuai
ALTITUDE: 1000 MASL
Silvanius Kutz is a relative newcomer to coffee growing, having taken on coffee farming only 6 years ago. With the help of his wife Laudivania Lutki and daughter Angelica he has accumulated awards in several competitions, including a 7th place in Cup of the Year 2020 and 1st in the 2019 Pio Corteletti regional competition.
Silvanius’ commitment to quality is undeniable, committing to sorting and picking his coffees 5 times to ensure defect-free lots and vibrant flavour profiles. While Brazil is the engine-room of global coffee production, producing high quality has not always been a feature of this origin. Dedicated farmers like Silvanius demonstrate what is possible with careful varietal selection and attention to detail in processing.
This lot is a Yellow Catuai varietal, which is novel for the yellow appearance of the coffee cherry, rather than the typical red colour. Washed process coffees like these are unusual for Brazil, and the vibrant, complex flavour profile with notes of green apple, grape and black currant are testament to this innovative approach.