From the April – May time frame this, Starbucks offered the Brazil Sertaozinho, which has notes of milk chocolate, hazelnuts, and citrus.
Here’s what StarbucksStore.com says:
Why we love this coffee
Few farms have an agronomist living onsite. José Renato Gonçalves Dias is part owner of Fazenda Sertãozinho, and he takes the time to do things by hand. Trees are nurtured with organic fertilizers produced on the farm, preserving the microbiological life in the soil. Coffee cherries are handpicked, ensuring only the ripest fruit is selected. And while the pulped natural coffee sun-dries on patios, the parchment beans are turned throughout the day.
This meticulous care is why the farm consistently performs well in the prestigious Cup of Excellence coffee competition.
Notes from our coffee team
Fazenda Sertãozinho is an awarding winning farm located near Botelhos City in a mountainous region, South of Minas Gerais. Its name refers to “a little place away from the city.” Fazenda means farm, Sertão means away from, and Zinho is the suffix to define small. This little place away from the city provides an amazing cup profile with flavors of citrus, milk chocolate, and toasted hazelnuts – we are delighted to share this coffee.
One fun thing about this coffee is that you can see how the coffee’s burlap sack inspired the artwork for the coffee packaging and card design: