Local coffee roaster Buona Caffe stepped in lore and love for this new coffee blend from John and Pat deliver a balanced taste and is sure to bring you back for more. This is a blend of their Brazilian and other central american coffees. Wow, it’s just good. Both were medium roasts, I wonder what it would be like with some dark roast in there? I do not know but I know I like this coffee.
Light acidity and light body. As is expected from Buona Caffe, it is incredibly smooth and generous in taste. A slight floral smell was coming off the coffee. This is entirely possible to just be my mind playing a game on me given the name of the blend. However this coffee was really well done, even tasted good. No bitterness, was easy to sip.
Another nice one from Buona Caffe. Pat over at Buona was the mastermind behind the name. She puts a lot of thought into naming their blends, so expect some history and significance to their blend names. This one comes from the story of Lt. Col. Francisco de Melo Palheta:
“…the Brazilian government in the 1727 to enter the coffee market. Naturally there was no legal way to do that and Lt. Col. Francisco de Melo Palheta enters the scene. His mission was to obtain coffee seedlings by any means and he did it but not without the help of a woman. Being dispatched to French Guiana, the brave colonel starts his coffee mission and goes easy choosing the least resistance – the governor’s spouse. The officer’s sweetheart falls into net of the charming Brazilian and convinced by him that several coffee branches will remind Pahleta of her, gives the artful man the coffee seedlings hidden in a bouquet of flowers…”
So the coffee powerhouse that is Brazil got its start from a little ol’ boquet of flowers, and Pahleta goes down in history.