The Roasters’ Cup is the epitome of the roasters’ craft: sourced from some of the world’s most interesting coffee plantations and roasted at our Auckland and Wellington cafes in small-batch roasters. These coffees are roasted light to medium by our roasters to heighten the unique and special characteristics that the varietal and location bring.
Our Roasters’ Cup for the month of February is the Brazil Jose Emilio Magro.
The estate Sítio Joia da Forquila is located in the region of Forquilha do Rio, Espera Feliz, Minas Gerais, Brazil and is owned by José Emilio, a retired physician. The estate produces around 40 sacks annually from the red and yellow catuai grown here. This honey processed coffee has a cocoa fragrance when ground and a sweet and almost earthy aroma when brewed. Flavours of sweet plum and cocoa give way to a caramel and cocoa aftertaste. The low to medium acidity is smooth and has a light citrus quality and complements the medium to heavy body that is rounded and almost silky in texture. This very balanced coffee should brew well through espresso or soft brew.