Brazil-Bean

Everything you need to know about Brazilian coffee

Every third coffee bean from the whole global market comes from Brazil. Coffee plantations are the basis of Brazilian economy. Although Brazilians do love coffee and drink it a lot, the best one is exported to Europe.

Origins of Brazilian coffee

The finest coffees come from volcanic areas, from crops cultivated up from 900 meters above sea level, uncontaminated by pesticides, since at high altitudes plant diseases can not develop. The majority of plantations have their origins in times of Portuguese conquerors, who in 1719 smuggled seeds from Guiana and established the first plantations. Thanks to them, by the 1800, coffee spread and became available not only for elites but for everyone. Through the 19th century and first decades of the 20th, Brazil maintained the status of the biggest producer and almost a “monopolist” on the market of the “black gold”. So called Arabica – Arabic coffee was named after the Arabs who used to be leaders in their cultivation. The most popular Arabica varieties in Brazil are: Bourbon, Catuai, Mundo, Novo, Typica and Maragotype. All have harmonic flavour, almost free of acidity, with a low caffeine content. Good Brazilian Arabica may be recommended to everyone: it is a classic flavor suitable for espresso and cappuccino.

Brazilian touch

In Brazil, you drink coffee all day – from the early morning until late night. No one is surprised about children enjoying coffee even in primary schools. Maybe it is for sugar. Coffee has to be sweet! Commonly it is served black, sometimes with milk; though, the fashion of coffee house chains with all the cappuccinos and latte macchiatos has spread also here. Dessert lovers will feel like in heaven – whipped cream, sweet syrup and a bit of cane sugar are popular extras. The most popular daily way to prepare coffee at home is to pour the boiling water already with sugar through a paper filter with a roasted coffee on. The hot water should be poured gradually in order to give time to the infusion to drip to the pot.

Brazilian Beans in Europe

Brazilian beans are consumed in Europe in variety of ways and using a wide range of machines. The form gaining popularity is coffee in capsules.

  • A pure Arabica coffee in the Lyreco offer –ENZO Coffee Solutions,  Enzo Sostenibile & Enzo Equilibrato are a delicate blend with a smooth texture and an elegantly mild and sweet flavour enhanced by a note of lightly toasted grain. Specialty Arabicas from Brazil, Cerrado and semi-washed Bourbon coffee beans, give this espresso a distinctive sweet cereal flavour and a smooth texture. While the Cerrado beans undergo a short and light roasting to achieve a roundness on the palate and bring characteristic cereal and toasted notes, the Bourbon beans are roasted longer and darker for a distinctive sweet and mild aromatic flavour. A touch of milk will emphasize smooth texture and lightly toasted grain. A delicate bitterness and green notes will be tasted.
  • Cappuccino made with this sweet and elegant espresso has a full body with cereal flavour, very delicate plant and sweet caramel notes. Latte macchiato becomes mild and milky, with biscuit and lightly toasted grain notes.

During a break, we have time to slow down and look from the distance on what currently we are working on. It is exactly when we notice errors and imperfections that have passed unnoticed before. To make our brain process at the highest speed, let’s give it a break between different tasks. A cup of Enzo Coffee will bring us to the sun-heated Brazil and will charge our batteries for the resting day.