Rafael Vinhal ML-59 Thermal Shock / Anaerobic Washed
Rafael Vinhal ML-59 Thermal Shock / Anaerobic Washed

Rafael Vinhal ML-59 Thermal Shock / Anaerobic Washed

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I first heard about Rafael’s coffee back in February through a new (new to the US) platform called Algrano that allows roasters to purchase coffee directly from the producer while the coffee is still at origin. I contracted this coffee, intrigued by the processing and Rafael’s long standing track record as a Cup of Excellence winner in Brazil.

Fast forward to the Chicago coffee expo in April and I had the pleasure of meeting Rafael, who’s not only proud of his coffees, but of the relationships he’s been able to foster directly with roasters - a relationship we hope to build on moving forward.

This coffee underwent an intensive processing stage, involving three stages of anaerobic fermentation, each one washed with hot / cold water to create a thermal shock, centrifuged, and then finally dried on raised beds.

 We taste strong cinnamon flavors that meld with delicate florals and berry flavors - along the lines of cranberry and raspberry. The backbone of this coffee is distinctly Brazil, and I love that I can taste origin through the processing. A delicious cup.