Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza
|Brazil||4000 ft.||Natural||South America||Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza is the premier coffee farm in Brazil and a leader amongst the international coffee community. Spearheaded by Felipe Croce, the attention to detail in terms of lot selection and separation is paralleled by few producers the world over. We are sourcing many different lots from this farm and many connected farms working under the FAF Coffees banner. Coffees from this region are emblematically laden with chocolate aromatics, ripe red fruits, and soothing drinkability.|
|Guatemala||5500 ft.||Washed||Central America||Our selection of coffee from Finca Carmona this year is of two 'day lots', which are two back to back days of harvest, towards the middle of the harvest season. this means ample selection of evenly ripe cherries for the sorting process. Taste notes from origin were of smooth dark chocolate syrup and crisp plum.|
The Gorbota is named after a village in the Yirgacheffe district of Ethiopia, and we have jumped in on the ground level of many budding relationships, as this is the first time Trabocca has worked with the people of this specific area. The producers bring their coffee down from the mountains and into Gorbota, where the coffee is spread out on raised beds and dried for 15-21 days. After the perfectly ripe cherries are methodically turned and dried to a specific moisture content, the seeds are stripped from the fruit and washed clean. The coffee then gets shipped to the city of Yirgacheffe for final milling of the parchment layer and packaging for export. Expect Gorbota to deliver some classic natural processed characteristics along with an added layer of finesse and complexity - creamy body, clean cherry acidity, layered tropical flavors, and a sweet amaretto finish.