For those of you who didn’t join us during Le Carnaval du Café 2012, one of our esteemed guests was Dr. Flávio Borém, who presented findings from his research on natural processing in Brazil. Flávio is not only the pre-eminent researcher on coffee quality post-harvest (processing, drying, storage); he is also a naturals-processing specialist: from both research and cupping aspects. To give the briefest of backgrounds to this, naturals are vitally important to Brazil’s coffee production as it makes up 80-85% of all coffee exported from Brazil. However, Brazilian naturals have been disregarded from a specialty coffee standpoint because much of it is regarded as inferior in quality and taste in comparison to coffee processed through other methods. What we at CCS have found is that there are great naturals to be had – it’s a matter of finding the right partners that do naturals right.
During this week’s warm-up event, Melanie will present some updates on some of these themes, as well as cup samples from this year’s harvest to showcase just how far some Brazilian naturals have come in cup quality.
Location: Belleville, 10 rue Pradier
Date/Time: Thursday, November 6th from 16:00