Our Samba Coffee is made of the Brazilian Planalto region coffee beans. They are the highest grade of the famous Brazilian beans, lively and inviting with a smooth, sweet taste.
Beans from the Planalto region have cupped better than those from the Santos region. Planalto is a huge region in Brazil, meaning “savanna” or central plateau. Coffee grown in this region is cultivated at an altitude of 200-500 meters above sea level, quite a bit lower than Central American coffee beans.
Because Planalto is a softer bean, some roasters think it shouldn’t be roasted overly dark. Other Roasters believes Planalto should be roasted dark, but watch out for scorching.
Our Medium/Dark roasting brings out an exceptional nutty flavour and enhances the body of the coffee. Planalto coffee beans are a traditionally natural dry-processed coffee. This method creates a complexity of flavours. Brazilian coffee beans make excellent bases for some very intriguing blends, particularly in espresso. Many of the finest Italian espresso blends are mostly Brazilian coffee. It adds body and sweetness and helps form a fantastic crema in your espresso.
Since it is a dry-processed coffee, it may roast a bit unevenly, but this only adds to the complexity in the cup. It actually makes a fine cup on its own.