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Brazil CHC Reserve Espresso Daterra Estate


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Cupping Notes
CHC Espresso is a perfect single shot espresso rich in flavors with a hint of caramelized pecan on the finish.

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  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryBrazil
  • Local RegionSouth America
  • ProcessSemi Washed
  • VarietyMundo Nuovo, Catuai, Bourbon
  • Altitude (meters)1,150 masl
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedYes
  • DecaffeinatedNo
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A balanced, chocolate bean certified by the Rainforest Alliance––an organization supporting three facets of sustainability: social, economic, and environmental. If you see the RFA seal, the team behind the product is doing their part in helping both people and nature thrive.

Recently, Brazil’s Daterra Farm is the first farm in the world to achieve a grade A (highest level) RFA certification for sustainability, and they were the first Brazilian farm to become certified fifteen years ago. Daterra strives to “produce coffee for a better world” by consulting with Sao Paulo State University–Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ) to brainstorm ways the flora, fauna, water springs, and soil could thrive while simultaneously ensuring the preservation of forests and expanding human rights.

Cupping Notes: Well-rounded cup with pronounced chocolate from first aromatic through the balanced finish. When lightly roasted this CHC Espresso is a perfect single shot espresso rich in flavors with a hint of caramelized pecan on the finish. Darker roasting introduces the flavor of semi-sweet chocolate which creates a superb platform for milk based beverages.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating
January 5, 2023

I bought 25lb of this in October based on the recommendation of Ms. Mansell. I've been roasting it just into second crack (around 406F) and using flow profiling on an ECM Synchronika. In that form it produces a solid 7/10 espresso that I would drink straight but I use it for flat whites, cappuccinos and lattes. I've been roasting La Minita Tarrazu for many months which is just ok for espresso but outstanding for pour over, French press etc. Given that La Minita works well on the same grind setting as Daterra Estate I decided to try a 50/50 blend. It was good but not spectacular so I did a 150gr/100gr favoring the Daterra and now I really have something. 20gr in, flow control with 3 bars for 20 seconds ramping up to 8.5 bars to 40gr out, then ramping down to 6 bars until I have 55gr in the cup and this is so drinkable as a straight double espresso! I'm talking smooth, rich, and layered. Add a nice foamed milk and this makes a superb flat white with caramel all the way to the bottom of the cup.

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August 13, 2018

Best espresso blend we have used

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February 16, 2021

This is THE classic sweet chocolate espresso you’ve been waiting for. Roasted 30 sec or so past 1st crack, these beans make a wonderful sweet and full bodied espresso - nothing bitter, nothing sour. Cappuccinos taste like you are in Italy. Highly recommended for those who don’t want their coffee to taste like fruit.

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February 17, 2020

This is a wonderful coffee. I roast it light stopping right first crack. I brew a double shot for a latte. The flavors are incredible I am so glad CBC carries this bean. Light roast and you want regret it.

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October 30, 2021

I roasted this coffee on 10/23/21 with the Behmor 2000AB which I picked up at the Cincinnati Coffee Festival. This was the first time toasting with the Behmor and it was amazing! I roasted in 1/4 lb cycles at 1:30 past first crack. Smooth, chocolaty, nutty, buttery. Well balanced. My new favorite!

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August 8, 2020

I love a medium roast! This hits the spot perfectly! I typically roast 1 pound at z time and I will stop roasting around 1 min to 30 seconds before 2nd crack!

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February 7, 2024

These beans are labeled espresso and they mean it. As a regular cup of coffee, these beans don't make a very good pot. They absolutely shine when used in espresso. Perfect for lattes. If you're looking for an espresso bean with fantastic flavor, you can't lose with this one.

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July 13, 2023

I don't know much about roasting coffee, but in my very short experience with this being my first, I received many compliments on the chocolatey, nutty flavor. By far, better than Starbucks espresso roast! HAHA But in all seriousness, you would be crazy not to try it, and I couldn't have imagined picking a better option for my first time roasting.

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March 26, 2023

A flexible bean that roasts from medium to dark. Given me a new appreciation for Brazilian single origin as espresso. Just short of second crack to Viennese-level roast gives good range of flavors and rich chocolate undertones.

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March 21, 2023

I roasted these chc beans to almost second crack. Absolutely delicious. Some friends whom I offered were very happy when they joined me for the first taste. Great coffee from a great company . CBC is very professional and easy to work with company. It’s my family’s only source of good beans.

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March 16, 2023

Hands down the best espresso beans I have found and been searching for a good 3 years and this is by far my favorite. Preferred profile: Light-Medium but also good dark.

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March 2, 2023

makes fantastic espresso when roasted just past second crack!

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February 17, 2023

Roasted to second crack, WOW! Deliciously rich and smooth.

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February 8, 2023

The best espresso I have ever had. No need to be roasted dark...when medium roast is extra delicious.

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January 30, 2023

When referring to Light or Dark it is (Light = 1 Cracks and Dark = 2 Crack) and we rated it from 1:10. The Light brew was with 8 Cups of Water and 55 Grams of Coffee and Flavor was nutty sweet fruity with a rate of 10 and Strength of Coffee Strong . The Dark brew was with 8 Cups of Water and 50 Grams of Coffee and Flavor was some fruity chocolate taste with a rate of 8 and Strength of Coffee Strong .

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January 14, 2023

This is great, smooth, silky

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August 28, 2022

After trying a number of varieties, this is our favorite bean for espresso. I take it into a rolling 2nd crack and the family just loves it. Other reviews have said it's good at any level and I have to agree. Even at city+ this makes a fantastic cup of coffee. It's a vary forgiving bean in that sense, you can't screw it up!

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May 25, 2022

This is my “go to” espresso for straight shots. It’s silky sweet, thick and rich in flavor. It is not at all bitter. There are notes if bitter sweet chocolate, nuts and light tobacco. I have bought and roasted more than 5lbs. I have roasted it medium dark just up to second crack, dark and even extra dark into second crack at the brink of oils beginning to break on the surface. It is outstanding every time! If you enjoy the Classic Italian Espresso straight shot, this is one you will come back to for more!

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April 16, 2022

Roasted to Full City I get the bold balanced flavor I love. I'm also tasting the chocolate notes.

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March 24, 2022

Big, creamy and loaded with chocolate notes. Roasted to City+ in my Gene. Great cup ob breakfast brew and handles cream very well.

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January 6, 2022

Customer seems satisfied with this bean.

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January 5, 2022

Smells like cookies. The taste has a marshmallow quality similar to some vodkas and has a deep red wine taste as well. it's not the best coffee I have had but it is defiantly worth trying.

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January 1, 2022

Taken to Full City on an SR800, brewed in a Chemex. Smooth, smooth, smooth. Velvety mouthfeel, milk-, not dark chocolate notes. Rich, but not bold. Just a relaxing, delicious cup.

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October 31, 2021

Balanced. That's the best I can describe this coffee. There are many subtle flavors that someone more sophisticated might be able to pick out. But what I like is the rich, full flavor in which no attribute is particularly overwhelming. I roasted it to completion of first crack. A great cup of coffee that stays consistent even as it cools in your cup.

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October 10, 2021

I roasted this coffee to (Just) full city..stopped before 2nd crack...and slowly. Blended with CBC's Ethiopian Misty Valley. The result pulled like motor oil. Thick and viscous as if there was 25% Robusta. Straight, this bean is mainly bittersweet chocolate at this roast degree. Get this bean!

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July 9, 2021

The families preferred method of coffee preparation is using an Espresso machine. The Brazil Reserve Espresso is a very good espresso coffee bean. I roasted it just beyond first crack and it is very tasty. Good cup of coffee!

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July 3, 2021

do you like chocolate and nuts? well look no further. this is what it's all about. medium-dark brings it all out with your roaster. my wife's favorite so far and i love it, too.

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April 29, 2021

What can I say? A tough call for me to choose between this and Mexican Chiapas as my favorite cup. Dark-roasted into 2nd crack is my preferences. Excellent!

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April 25, 2021

On my second 8 oz roast of this Brazil CHC Espresso Reserve and we really enjoy it as the base for our cold brew. Perfect for enjoying an iced coffee in the afternoon.

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January 21, 2021

Roasted at City Plus, a smooth cup of coffee. Want to try a darker roast next run, expect to see more body and chocolate notes missing at the lighter roast.

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December 7, 2020

Coffee roasted dark is smooth fragrant and tastes delicious.

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September 3, 2020

Roasted twice, dark dark. Deliciously smooth not bitter makes a great latte.

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September 8, 2019

I roasted as a medium roast and a medium dark roast for a double shot latte. Both had a wonderful aroma and tase. Next roast I’l try is light roast. A really great coffee.

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August 21, 2019

Makes fantastic espresso roasted at french Roast.

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July 22, 2019

I like it in french roast, but a little over medium is good, too.

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July 5, 2023

So far so good. Reviews and description spot on. Great by itself or blended as a base.

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January 14, 2023

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