It’s that time of year again and we are very excited. Our Holiday Blend is finally in and should be available in all of our cafés by the end of the day. The label was designed by one of our baristas, Amelia, and the “Vita” is hand-stamped on each bag to lend a nice personal touch from us this holiday season.
Caffé Vita is pleased to offer a special treat this holiday season; a blend of two distinct coffees from our partners in southern Minas Gerais. Situated in the Rio Verde valley and flanked by the Serra da Mantiqueira mountains, the soil is rich with minerals and natural springs provide water for processing, all of which is done at the farm level under the supervision of Ibraim Chaib de Souza, and his son Pedro. The family has been farming in this region for 200 years, and this heritage and longevity is a testament to their ability to adapt to all of the challenges each growing season presents.
Our recent trip to this farm led to an intensive cupping of multiple lots, separated by varietal and processing method, and helped to facilitate the selection of two standout coffees. A pulped natural peaberry was selected for its high notes, heady herbal aroma, and clean orange peel acidity. To provide body and sweetness, a naturally processed, late harvest coffee compliments with its dried fruit and dark chocolate flavors.
The resulting blend is balanced and easy to drink. Earthy, herbal aromas are supported by the flavors of dark chocolate and hazelnut, with just a hint of spicy orange zest acidity leading to a supple butterscotch finish.