Origins: Brazil (Natural Barinas Farm/Pulp Natural blend), PNG Highlands (Washed Premium Small Holder), Indonesia (Semi Washed/Triple Picked)
Body: Medium - Heavy
Acidity: Gentle Citrus
Il Capo showcases specialty grade Natural processed coffees from several farms in the Cerrado region of Brazil. Starting with the Barinas farm in Araxa, Cerrado de Minas. This farm is 200 years old, now in it's 7th generation and has modernised with a state of the art laboratory allowing precise classification of speciality grades. The Barinas coffee provides good body and a very clean, sweet cup, with a gentle citrus acidity & notes of cocoa. We then add in other natural processed Brazils to further promote dark chocolate and nut flavours in the blend.
To these Brazil's we've added premium grade washed coffee from smallholders in the lush highlands of Papua New Guinea, which provides body and a creamy sweetness. Finally, to balance the blend out we have the heavy bodied and earthy, nutty flavours of a triple picked/semi-washed top grade Indonesian Mandheling.
Il Capo, meaning "The Boss" in Italian, has been drum roasted to just slightly past Medium roast, giving a very smooth, clean dark chocolate and nutty taste. Sweet and with a lot of body this coffee is going to be smooth yet rich, perfect for either espresso or a more heavy hitting filter coffee.