NOW FEATURING CERRADO MINEIRO BRAZIL FROM "OUR COFFEES"
Winter 2019's worthy mention is Cerrado Mineiro, Brazil. While most Brazilian coffee comes from large plantations owned generationally by a few families Our Coffees, the producer group of Cerrado Mineiro, was started by one --and then a group-- of pickers pooling fewer resources to purchase a relatively small plot of land. Today with their second generation at the helm Our Coffees is its own producer, exporter, and importer with offices in California.
Making inroads into the Midwest they visited our Damen location August 2017 with a short power point presentation and geo tagged QAR coded samples. It was very impressive. The 2018 samples were also impressive. Hence this year's late winter, early spring espresso.
The economic disparity in Brazil is staggering. “Three Cheers for the Little Guy!” for providing this tasty offering.