light roast | delicate & sweet
Brazil is the world's leading coffee producer, known mostly for it's nutty, full bodied beans that are primarily used in blends. Mallard Coffee owners Alexis Lessa and Sander Ribeiro Lessa have flipped that narrative, importing some of the highest quality Brazilian coffee we have ever tasted.
This gem comes from the Pimenta Family in the mountains of Espirito Santo. They planted their first coffee seed in 1984 upon acquiring their first farm in Venda Nova do Imigrante. Now they have three generations working in their coffee business. The entire process, from planting to sale, is divided among the family members. The youngest son and his mother are responsible for the processing and drying area, while the others work in production, quality control and coffee sales. The family always seeks to learn and apply new techniques to improve their product, culminating in a first place finish in the 2020 Brazilian Cup of Excellence. The Pimenta family coffees are characterized by a long finish, creamy body, and flavors of honey, brown sugar, white rose, orange, loquat and curau de milho, a traditional Brazilian sweet corn pudding.
WE TASTE: white rose, key lime pie, macadamia
OUR FAVORITE BREWING METHODOLOGY: Batch Brew, Aeropress
VARIETIES: Red Catuaí
GROWING ELEVATION: 750-930 meters (2,460-3,050 feet)
MILLING PROCESS: honey: sun dried on pavement and then inside solar dryers
SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS:
Farmers - Pimenta Family
Dry Mill - Farmer's Coffee
Exporter - Farmer's Coffee
Importer - Mallard Coffee
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At Succulent Coffee Roasters, we value our partners and seek out any opportunity to highlight their stories. “Pimenta Family” is part of our Transparent Trade Collection and as such, the featured photos give you a behind-the-scenes look at the people behind the delicious coffee.
One of the coffee producers from the Pimenta family farm picking the ripe red cherries from the coffee tree.
Luiz Henrique Bozzi Pimenta de Sousa transplanting a coffee sapling from the nursery to the farm
An aerial view of the mountainside farm owned and operated by the Pimenta Family
Alexis Lessa & Sander Ribeiro Lessa, the owners of coffee importing company Mallard Coffee, visited Succulent Coffee Roasters in August 2022.