Brazil Tres BarrasBy: James Gourmet Coffee
Tres Barras means 3 bars in Spanish. Barra in Portuguese means a geographic formation that happens close to the water, like a small beach.
This year, somehow we have used more Brazilian coffees than last, and our good friends at Sitio Maranhao, Vargem Grande, and Jacaranda are currently in the midst of harvest.
We were really lucky to find Tres Barras (Three Bars), not just because they are relatively small scale and high quality(!) but they also had coffee in parchment that we could buy! The coffee has held up so well, it is every bit good enough to take home and drink as a delicious filter.
If I had to sum this coffee up simply: It starts off tasting like a great Brazil and ends up tasting like a classic washed Guatemalan.
Type: Single Origin
Taste: Dark chocolate, white fruits and citrus
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Obata
Bag Size: 250