Its been quite awhile since I’ve had any coffee from Klatch, and after looking at all their wonderful offerings, I landed upon their Brazil Fazenda Pantano.
As I try to always do, I left my expectations at the door and brewed this coffee with a clear mind.
25/340g • Grind beans on fine side or #20 on Preciso • Time: 2:30 including 30 second bloom (enough water to saturate)
Aroma carries a nice nuttiness upfront. Like a gusher featuring a nutty play on the outside and the moment you bite into it, a big floral/fruitiness comes gushing out. Has a very pronounced fig note. Most pronounced note of figs I have ever smelt.
The taste is sweet and chocolaty. At times I feel like I am just drinking milk chocolate. The coffee is just so smooth and balanced you actually forget its coffee.
26/345g • Grind beans on fine side or #20 on Preciso • Time: 2:30 including 30 second bloom (enough water to saturate)
With this ratio, there was an immediate nuttiness upfront. Underneath, I found a sweet cherry play followed by a touch of floral as the cup cooled.
Taste carries a bit nuttiness upfront with a beautiful cherry blossom note underneath. A light cocoa can be found as cup cools. Slight chocolate lingering around.
This unique combination of pineapple, strawberry, garden mint and nutmeg reveals a sweet and bright taste. The flavorful blend carries a silky mouth-feel and a long fruity finish. You will enjoy the flavor of this coffee for either espresso or drip ~ Klatch Coffee Roasters
I didn’t get to play with this coffee as much as I would have liked to, but the woodneck thankfully didn’t disappoint. This is one of those lighter, though more balanced coffees. If I can get a chance I’d really like to come back to this one and try with the V60, or another method to see if I can pull more of the cherry play out and even some of the floral hints I found.
Overall, what I did taste was just wonderful. Totally different from the description that Klatch gave, but half expected with the extreme nuttiness from a Brazilian coffee.
Info About This Coffee
Region: Patos de Minas
Farm/Farmer: Fazenda Pantano
Altitude: 1.170 M
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
Processing: Pulped Natural
Roast Level: Medium
You can read more about this coffee and purchase here.