/026 Brazil — Jhone Milanez

Natural Anaerobic Red Catuaí

14,9049,30 inc. VAT

Notes of fruit and pandan — Red Catuaí
not your average Brazil

This amazing coffee is produced by João Milanez Lacerda. It’s far from your average natural Brazilian cup and will definitely surprise you. Think black forest fruits, incredible fruity and tropical aroma, and a smooth mouthfeel.

Since 1896, the Lacerda family has been producing coffee and has four generations of members who are dedicated to this priceless and useful fruit. To consistently produce high-quality coffee, they have improved their management, harvesting, and post-harvest procedures as a result of an unwavering focus on quality.


They also recognize the crucial role of environmental protection in coffee production and have dedicated approximately 30% of their property to forest cover and regularly plant new trees to promote biodiversity and ecosystem health. The Lacerda family believe that their springs’ volume is a direct result of their environmental stewardship, which is further enhanced by their location on the fringes of the Parque Nacional do Caparaó conservation unit.

We have been in touch with our contact in Brazil to get more information on the fermentation methods that the Lacerdo family has been applying to this amazing Red Catuaí, but they’ve been not very responsive. We can imagine they have found a way to get a clean, fruity cup like this must have taking some serious research and dedication and they’re hesitant to share it with others yet.
If we get more information, we’ll definitely edit this.
What we know: they call it Natural Fermentation, which basically means it’s anaerobic fermented. But this cup is much more clean than your average anaerobic coffee from Brazil, which is why we can’t wait to hear more details about the processing.

All in all: what a stunner cup. Black forest fruit juice is very prominent, red berries, blackberries, raspberry, strawberry, you name it, with a beautiful clean and full silky mouthfeel.
A must try, as it will blow your mind thinking this is ‘just’ a Red Catuaí grown at 1250 MASL in Brazil.