Brazil – Riacho das Varas

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Taste the nuances of a relatively new coffee growing region: the mountainous area of Matas de Minas in Brazil. This coffee proudly presents notes of lemon meringue, sweet honey, and dark chocolate. Much like its homeland, it’s not one to be underestimated.

  • Producer:Yoshimatsu Family
  • Tasting Notes:Lemon Meringue, Honey, Baker’s chocolate
  • Recommended Roast:Medium, Medium-Dark
  • Score:86

About the coffee


Diamantina, Minas Gerais


Yoshimatsu Family



1200 MASL


Yellow Catuai


July – August



About the source

Just fifty years ago, Brazil’s rugged mountainous state of Minas Gerais wasn’t considered one of the country’s coffee-growing regions. Ricardo Hirofumi Yoshimatsu and his parents believed otherwise. The family built Fazenda Riacho das Varas in 1975, determined to demonstrate the region’s ability to grow exceptional coffee—and they succeeded.

This coffee is proof that they were right before anyone else, with stunning notes of smooth Lemon Meringue, Honey, and Baker’s chocolate. To the surprise of nobody, when the greater Brazil coffee community realized the area’s potential for high-quality coffee growing, farmers flocked to the region.

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