Brazil, Rafael Vinhal - Single Origin Filter

Ascending the rich, lush landscapes of Cerrado Mineiro in Brazil, we encounter a unique blend of coffee tradition and innovation with coffee producer, Rafael Vinhal. This third-generation farmer carries a 130-year family legacy, combining time-honoured methods with innovative processing techniques to create a truly special coffee. The Red Catuai varietal, nurtured under optimal conditions, promises a unique coffee, with its tasting notes of cinnamon, rhubarb, apricot, vanilla.


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Single Origin Coffee Description

This delicious lot from the Vinhal family is the outcome of Brazil's vibrant coffee culture celebrated in the Cerrado Mineiro region. This area, rich in coffee history, is famous for producing beans that stand out on the world stage, as evidenced by the farm's accolades in competitions such as the Cup Of Excellence Brazil. This standard of coffee is achieved by using cutting-edge methods and equipment to enhance the unique character of each coffee.

Rafael's extensive range of innovative post-harvest processing techniques has led to the creation of this particular lot, Pina Colada, which has been developed using a double fermentation, fully washed process. This thorough approach, specific to the Red Catuai varietal, ensures that the full range of flavours and aromas is captured and emphasised,

With certifications from Rainforest Alliance, 4C, and Certifica Minas, the farm's dedication to sustainable and ethical coffee production is undeniable. These practices show responsible care and contribute to the coffee's interesting and well-rounded flavours of sweet cinnamon spice, stewed rhubarb and dried apricot with a creamy vanilla texture.  

Coffee Breakdown

Brazil Rafael Vinhal 100%
The Red Catuai variety, washed and double-fermented, is from the Cerrado Mineiro region and is grown 980 meters above sea level. This elevation, correlated with the region's unique microclimate, gives the coffee its expected unique profile.

In The Cup


Espresso Recipe

  • DOSE - 20.5g
  • YIELD - 35g
  • TIME - 30s
  • TEMP - 94°C
  • RATIO - 1:1.7

This recipe is for espresso and developed on a commercial coffee machine. Use as a guide to achieve your desired flavour preference. If you are unable to reproduce the exact result on your home machine, don’t panic, an alternative is to simply adjust your recipe using the ratio so it works best for your set up.

A small to big bag of happiness guide – to help your coffee loving ways.


1 – 2 cups daily
250g per week

2 – 4 cups daily
500g per week

6 – 8 cups daily
1kg per week

Note – These guidelines use an estimate of 16–21 grams of coffee to allow for difference in dose size.

If you need help with any of our coffees, please reach out through and we’ll guide you along through the coffee journey.

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