- Producer — Fazenda Mio
- Region — Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil
- Varietal — Yellow Catucai
- Terroir — 1100 masl, temperate tropical climate
- Process — Pulped Natural
Milk chocolate + Red apple + Smooth
Illustrated with: Bubbly Batch
We invite people we work with to taste coffees before they're released, to help define the tasting notes that inform the brush stroke illustration for the coffee. For this coffee, we invited daredevil batch coffee brewer Ben Eames aka Bubbly Batch.
- Best: Filter (batch brew, Chemex, french press)
- Great: Espresso
- Very good: Pour over with the Orea Brewer V3
Renato Pellicer was born in 1939 at Fazenda Mio, or as it was named then, Fazenda Cachoeirinha. Renato's father had worked on the farm after immigrating to Brazil and he was to follow in his footsteps.
Fast-forward to 2022 and Renato's daughter Renata and husband Carlos own the farm, with their daughter Ana Luiza representing Mio abroad. Ana has become a great friend of ours over recent years and our time together spans both the farm and Mio's new London base in Battersea.
The farm is located between southern Minas Gerais and the high-altitude Mogiana region. A third of the farm is used for milling and processing using state-of-the-art technology.
A wet mill, concrete patios, raised beds, ambient drying machines, wood silos, cross-beater hullers and a density separator are used to produce both natural and honey-processed lots.
Mio Lot 1934 is as beautifully balanced as you would expect a high-quality Brazilian coffee to be. It carries a classic milk chocolate flavour but has a notable complexity, with flavours of red apples, cherry and vanilla. A super smooth coffee, perfect for filter or for espresso brewing.
Coffees are whole bean as standard. If you'd like your coffee ground please specify for which brewing style in the notes at checkout and we'll grind fresh.