Santa Alina Brazil Coffee
Attention, coffee enthusiasts! We’ve spent considerable time over the past year or so scouring the planet’s best coffee-growing regions, in search of coffees with special stories to tell and nuanced flavors that set them apart. We’ve been overwhelmed by what we’ve found. And by that we mean, wow, the world is incredibly rich in excitingly excellent coffee. To be clear, much of what we’ve found is grown in such small quantities that we couldn’t possibly offer it every day. What we can do is offer it for as long as it lasts. You won’t always find one. But when you do, you’ll recognize it by its packaging – a bag rather than a can. If you’re a coffee lover, we recommend you pick up a bag when you see it, because it might be gone the next time you come in. We will get another one, but it will be different from the one you tried that other time.
Along our travels, we were introduced to Fazenda Santa Alina, a Brazilian coffee farm that was founded by the Dias brothers – Joaquim and Lindolpho – in 1907. More than a century later, the Dias family still owns and operates the farm in Vale da Grama, which lies north of Sao Paolo at an elevation of about 4,000 feet above sea level. This family operation specializes in micro-lots of very high quality beans.
The beans inside each bag of Trader Joe’s Santa Alina Brazil Small Lot Coffee are Red Bourbon Arabica beans, naturally pulped and terrace dried at high altitudes on the estate. The beans are given a medium roast, allowing the characteristic creamy, slightly tangy, rich caramel flavors of the coffee to shine. The subtle earthy finish is a hat-tip to the rugged volcanic soils where the beans are cultivated. We enjoyed these beans so much, we purchased the entire lot! We’re selling each 12 ounce bag for $8.99, while they last.
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