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Brazil - Marco Aurelio Carbonic Maceration


Brazil - Inhame Farm Carbonic Maceration

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Varietal –  Catuai
Preparation – Carbonic Maceration Natural 
Location – Campos Altos
Altitude – 1000+ masl

Brazil produces around 1/3 of the entire worldwide production of coffee. This ranges from low-grade robusta to high cup scoring micro-lots. We've always loved coffee from Brazil and our favourite coffees tend to showcase nutty, chocolate notes with sweet gentle stone fruit flavours. This however is a very different coffee due to the carbonic maceration process!

Inhame produces some of the best Brazilian coffee, about 500 x 60kg bags of specialty grade coffee every year. We were able to purchase over half their total production for the most recent 2020 harvest. By working directly with producers we are able to ensure that our purchase makes a real difference and that we are paying a sustainable price with the majority of the money making its way back to the farmer. In addition to the large quantity traditional coffees they also produce some really interesting, unique experimental microlots like this one.

Coffee blossom at Fazenda Inhame:

Flowering coffee trees in Brazil

Farm Overview

Brazil Inhame is a small family farm with 28 hectares of coffee trees located near to the town of Campos Altos. We were introduced to the farm by Bruno Souza, owner of Academia do Cafe, a Q Grader, coffee farmer, and one of the most experienced coffee professionals in Brazil. 

The farm is owned by Marco Aurelio and is managed in partnership with his son Bruno (an agronomist). They have a strong environmental focus concentrating on the preservation of local water sources and indigenous fauna and floral.

Brazil Inhame Coffee Farm

Harvesting and Processing:

This is a very different coffee and showcases flavours not typically found in coffees from Brazil. After harvest the coffee is placed into containers with a one way value that allows air to escape. This is a controlled fermentation process know as 'carbonic maceration'. 

Brazil Inhame carbonic maceration coffee

The coffee is left in these containers to ferment for two days and then removed and dried on raised tables. 

After drying the coffee is milled to remove defects and contamination and packed in a new type of bag. The inside is a plastic liner that protects the coffee from moisture and ensures it remains fresh. The outer liner is an eco paper bag (similar to large potato sacks) and we make sure this is recycled.

Tasting Notes:

This is a stunning coffee with a very different flavour profile created by using controlled fermentation to increase intense fruit notes. The results are more similar to a natural processed coffee from Ethiopia or Costa Rica! This is a coffee with a rich body and intense fermented fruit notes that remind us of Port wine and red grape with some really interesting tropical flavours. 


This coffee works well for all brew methods. 

Filter: Dose 15g, water 250g. 

Espresso: Dose 18 gram to 40 gram yield over about 30 seconds. 

This coffee is available as whole bean and pre-ground but we recommend always grinding fresh before brewing. We sell a range of grinders if you would like to grind this coffee fresh at home. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Amazing coffee!

Really impressed with this coffee. Amazing fruity notes, full of flavour. Quite a light roast. The best beans I’ve had for a while!

So Yum!

Great balanced coffee

One of the best yet

A brilliant filter coffee, juicy and packed full of flavour.

Fantastic taste

I was sceptical, but thought I’d treat myself. This is a fantastic coffee and head and shoulders above anything I ever tasted growing up in Brasil. Highly recommended.

Out of this world

Without doubt one of the best coffees I have ever had. The taste was incredible. My only complaint was you sold out before I could reorder.

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We’re not easily pleased - honest!

This is our new favourite. We were disappointed that our usual Kenyan coffee was not available, but true to form Horsham never disappoints. This has a slightly fuller depth and richness to the flavour and makes a perfect cup every time. We’re on our 2nd kilo now!

Makes my mornings that much better

I upgraded from a cheap blade grinder to this and the difference is night and day. Consistency is key when it comes to good coffee and until I got this I was making a completely different cup each morning. Now I really feel like I have control over my grind size and my coffee quality has improved massively.

Easy to use, easy to clean, well priced compared to others on the market, what's not to love?

Best so far

This is absolutely delicious , best coffee so far

Class grinder

I recently was looking for an electric grinder that would not be over expensive but better than the cheaper end models so after lots of reviews I managed to settle on the wilfa . I also watched a James Hoffmann YouTube video of this grinder and liked what he had to say . Now I’ve been using it a few weeks it’s superb and quite quiet and very quick at grinding 14g of beans in no time at all . Overall I expect it to last a long time as it’s well built and easy to clean

Great coffee!!

If you haven’t tried this coffee and you are an espresso fan then do yourself a favour and give it a try.