Brown Sugar, Apple, Caramel

Brown Sugar, Apple, Caramel

Item information

Sitio Vargem #6

Item information

Lambari, Brazil

Description

Variety: Yellow Catuai

Producer: Rosimeire Aparecida Guerra

Processing: Natural

Origin: Lambari, Brazil

Altitude: 1125M

Cup Score: 86

Rosimeire and her husband, Carlos grew up in coffee-producing families and practically inherited their knowledge and passion for coffee. Nordic Approach has been working with Rosimeire since 2019, and this year we have featured a few different coffees from her farm because we’re such big fans! Sean got to visit in 2019, and the farm is a fantastic example of specialty coffee production in Brazil. This particular lot is made up of Red & Yellow Catuai, and was an extended-fermentation natural lot. This means the cherries were fermented for about 80 hours before being dried in a mechanical dryer - giving the cup a distinctive flavor even among Brazilian natural coffees!

We’ve been lucky enough to try coffee from Rosimeire a few times, and it's always exciting to see how different lots perform. Sitio Vargem #6 does not disappoint, with notes of brown sugar, apples, and caramel. While we want to tell you everything we love about this cup of coffee, we’ll let you try it yourself - just don't forget to leave a review!

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Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Very pleasant

Sweet and smooth, very good.

Michael Polyakov

East Setauket

Member Since

November '15

5.0 out of 5

Delightful

Very smooth…with a very delightful flavor profile.

Lesley Hertzberg

Tacoma

Member Since

July '21

5.0 out of 5

Delicious

I'm getting berry notes instead of apple caramel and love this

Nicholas Tripp

New York

Member Since

December '16

5.0 out of 5

Bright, fruity, and complex

Was worried I had crappy pourover technique and then tried this. Great cup and tons of flavor

Aaron Bloomfield

Jackson Heights

Member Since

May '17

5.0 out of 5

Smooth

This cup of coffee is silky smooth. Has a very interesting taste that makes it lively and bright. So good I’ve gotten it twice. One of my favorites from moustache!

Natalie Ankerich

Saint Augustine

Member Since

November '20

5.0 out of 5

So far my favorite

I've been buying premium beans for a couple of years now and from Moustache for almost a year and by far Sitio Vargem #6 is my favorite. Immediately upon breaking the vacuum seal you're greeted with a very pleasant aroma, much more than other beans and a sample of what you're about to experience. Generally when I start a new coffee, before I pour the first cup I will try a sample glass and attempt to detect the notes. Usually I'm not very successful, if I'm lucky I'll get two of the notes, but mostly it's only one. With Sitio Vargem #6 I got all three and very strongly. I've found that as a rule I prefer coffees from the Americas and Sitio Vargem #6 cements that rule.

Lewis Hurwitz

SONOMA

Member Since

May '21

5.0 out of 5

Great Summer Coffee

Ground medium-fine and tested out by cupping, alongside my last coffee, Madrid #2. I preferred the Sitio Vargem #6, it was bright, fruity, and acidic, though more balanced and flavorful than the Madrid. I got strong notes of berry, like a pleasant blueberry, and an almost cocoa bean quality to it. High acidity and juicy. Great for hot summer days like these!

Mitchell Krieger

Philadelphia

Member Since

June '17

4.5 out of 5

Interesting Coffee

This is a good one - earthy and funky, yet smooth and mellow. Not overbearing or overpowering. Scales down well, so you should feel free to subtract a small bit from your grinds to let this last longer.

Ethan R

Sausalito

Member Since

October '15

5.0 out of 5

Excellent

Loved this one

Michael Luciani

Washington

Member Since

December '20

5.0 out of 5

Lingering sweetness

Loved the mouthfeel and how the taste keeps evolving as you sip through your cup

Amit Agarwal

Noida

Member Since

May '20

5.0 out of 5

Lovely aroma and taste

Really love the aroma on this one. Very nice for fall.

Stephanie Beverage

Placentia

Member Since

February '19

4.5 out of 5

Delightfully fruity

Extremely bright with lots of pleasant acidity and a gorgeous scent from the beginning of grinding through to cup. Of the tasting notes I mostly get a hint of that apple throughout, there's a crispness to the cup at all temperatures that is the best characteristic of the coffee in my opinion, and as it cools a subtle earthy flavor comes through which is nice. There is definitely an inherent sweetness to the cup, though I don't know that I would describe it specifically as brown sugar and probably not caramel. But palate differences aside, I absolutely love this coffee and would happily make it often in my kitchen. Brewed primarily in a V60 between 10-15 on Baratza encore depending on dose/filter type.

Colin

Warwick

Member Since

January '21

2.5 out of 5

A few acidic notes.

I was quite impressed with the anaerobic from these growers, but this one just didn't do it for me. There's nothing off about it, but I found it as sensitive to grind size changes as the other batch but without as much complexity.

Jacob MacDonald

Plano

Member Since

April '18