About Felipe Romão
In southeastern Brazil, not too far from the Atlantic Coast is the Corrego de Prata region, translating to ‘Silver Lake’ that comes from the seemingly shiny water that runs through the mountains and provides water to the community.
Felipe comes from a family of coffee producers; he’s a third generation farmer taking after his father and grandfather. Plus, both his uncle and great uncle planted and tended to coffee trees. Felipe took over the farm in 2006 with his wife, Rafhaela. His father and mother still help support the family farm alongside them too. The Romãos also farm some beans, corn, and avocado on their land. You may notice that there’s no farm name for Felipe’s land in the details below. That’s simply because he’s never named his farm. (We get it, Felipe, naming things isn’t always easy!)
These days, many Brazilian coffees are either natural or pulped natural, meaning most or all of the cherry is left on while the coffee is dried. Felipe’s offering, on the other hand, is fully washed, a process that is standard for many other origins, but is pretty unique for Brazil.
This coffee brings a delightfully creamy chocolate body with a soft watermelon-like acidity rounded out with a pleasant punch of red grape. It’s an approachable crowd pleaser while maintaining a uniqueness that will satisfy any coffee connoisseur.
REGION: Corrego De Prata, Castelo, Brazil
VARIETAL: Catuaí, Catucaí and Mundo Novo
ALTITUDE: 980 - 1,200 Meters
PRODUCER: Felipe Romão
PROCESS: Fully Washed
Sourced from our partners at Osito.
Watermelon, Red Grape, Milk Chocolate
While we strive to roast our coffees to be enjoyable using any brewing method, we love Felipe Romão brewed on the Clever or any drip brewer.
Clever Brewing Ratio - 1:16 [i.e. 25g coffee and 400g water]
Drip Brewing Ratio - 1:16 [i.e. 40g coffee and 640g water]
Frequently asked questions
We ship almost all orders same or next day, Monday-Friday. We ship via USPS and typically orders take 2-5 days arrive. (But, as you may know, once we drop your package off, shipping times are out of our control.)
The coffee is usually roasted within one business day (Monday-Friday) of shipment. We recommend waiting at least 3-4 days after the roasting date before brewing. (And we think the sweet spot is around 2 weeks!)
All our coffees will be somewhere in the vicinity of a light to medium roast.
The way we approach roasting coffees is called 'profile roasting' meaning that we create a unique roasting profile for each coffee based on the characteristics of each bean (density, size, moisture level within the bean, etc) and how it reacts while roasting so that we can get what we believe to be the best expression possible for each of our coffees!
Lucky for you, any of our coffees can be brewed as espresso!
We aim to roast our coffee so that it tastes great in a variety of brew methods. (Fun fact: espresso is a brew method, not a type of coffee bean!)
If one of our offerings sounds good to you, we bet you’ll like it on espresso too! But, we always like to suggest Tres Banderas as a starting point for espresso.
No, most of our coffees aren’t ‘certified’ organic. But!! That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not grown using organic processes. For many of the farms/mills that we purchase coffee from, the cost of the certification could put them out of business — new and separate equipment, cost of application process, the time spent going through certification (multiple years), etc. You can read more on the topic in our blog post here.
We are not officially fair trade certified and typically do not purchase Fair Trade certified coffees. We believe the system is a good one, and has helped many farmers and families earn a better living, however, one thing it does not address well is quality of product, and we typically pay much higher prices for higher quality.
Fair trade usually offers farmers a small premium (about $.40) on top of whatever the current market price for coffee is. We either work directly with producers or importers that already pay well above Fair Trade prices for high quality coffees. We pay top prices for great coffees regardless of any certification. Please feel free toreach out to us if you have any other questions regarding our buying practices.
Your enthusiastic satisfaction with your order is our top priority! If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us to discuss available options.
You have 30 calendar days to return an item from the date the order was placed. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it in and must be in the original packaging.
Please note that we cannot accept returns on coffee because it is a perishable item. If we made an error in fulfilling your coffee order, we will, of course, make it right! Just contact us and we’ll get everything sorted.