Bob-O-Link is a clean and stable cup that has rich chocolate and hints of nuts. Fragrance is clean floral fruity with milk cocoa on the nose. In the cup are flavors of strawberries and roses with a velvety smooth milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel body. The acidity is milder in the malic family with pear type notes. The stability and sweetness of this coffee makes for a rich taste that lingers smoothly in the aftertaste. A very balanced, clean, and sweet cup from Brazil.
Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza (FAF) has been a coffee plantation since 1850 and has been owned and run by the Barretto family since the early 1900s. Since 2002, Silvia Barretto and her husband, Marcos Croce, have been working on transforming the farm into a model of sustainable organic agriculture and demonstrating how agriculture in Brazil can be productive and profitable while providing a happier living environment through the proper use of the land's natural resources.
Bob-O-Link coffee comes from one of the highest coffee producing regions in Brazil. With altitudes ranging from 1000-1400 meters, this coffee is all family farmed. Instead of treating coffee as a homogenous product, FAF believe in focusing on smaller lots and harvesting unique flavors. Farmers work together and exchange information in order to innovate, evolve, and produce some of the most special coffees in the world. Philosophy at FAF is to achieve the highest quality out of each bean while taking into account social and environmental responsibility.
The varieties used to produce Bob-O-Link are among the highest quality producing Arabica beans available: Yellow and Red Bourbon, Yellow and Red Catuai, and Red Mundo Novo. Agricultural methods aim to produce in harmony with nature, utilizing nature to create a healthy balance of shade and rich soil, and respecting the habitats of animals and keeping springs and waterways clean. Coffee is all handpicked selectively at the ripest stage of the fruit to ensure flavor, sweetness, and a clean cup. Coffee is then dried naturally, either in raised beds or on cement patios. Upon harvest and drying beans are taken through an extensive cupping process in order to eliminate any lots that don't meet quality standards.