Horsebox Brew

Tasting Notes: Balanced, cocoa & nutty

We source our Horsebox Brew direct from Rafael Vinhal and his family estate in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil. As the family business has grown it has achieved Rainforest Alliance certification, as well as being an award-winning member of the BSCA – Brazil Specialty Coffee Association.

We medium roast, creating a profile which maintains the coffee’s balance and works well across all brew methods. There are no big surprises in this coffee but it’s full of flavour, with low acidity, a little sweetness, medium body and a nutty character.

★★★★★ 2 customer reviews

From £6.50

  • Location

    The Vinhal farms are in the heart of Minas Gerais state, in the Cerrado region. They cover an area of 200 hectares, with 850,000 coffee trees, at altitudes of 980 MASL (relatively low for speciality coffee) all the way up to 2500 MASL. The region has a warm climate, with dry summers and rainy winters. This results in sweet coffees, usually Catuaí, with low acidity and a full body.

  • Farmers

    In 1988 Mr Zico Vinhal literally planted with his own hands the first seeds of the family’s business. Continued by his son, Afonso, seen here, with his wife Marcelia and their son Rafael, this is truly a family business.

  • Process

    This coffee is mechanically harvested as the terrain allows it and the ripening of the fruit is fairly consistent in these conditions. Unripe cherries/under-developed beans (floaters) are removed before being processed using the classic pulped natural method. It’s essentially a middle ground between the dry and wet processing methods. The fruit is pulped, the skin partially removed and the beans then dry on patios within the sticky mucilage of the fruit. This method highlights the character potential of the bean, giving the body of a natural processed coffee but also the sweetness and some of the acidity of a washed coffee.

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1 review for Horsebox Brew

  1. Paul Taylor (verified owner)

    This is the first HorseBox coffee I have ordered. I make it as a long drink, black, a well heaped desert spoon per cup in a cafetière. It’s not strong but is a really good flavour. It’s now delivered on subscription.

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