This offering comes from the section of Bruno Souza’s Esperança farm called “Pau d’Oleo” after the old-growth Copaiba, or Oil Wood trees, between the coffee rows. The harvest from this section is 100% Red Catuaí, derived from a single planting back in December of 1994. While these older trees might not produce the volume of cherries that their younger siblings do, they make up the difference with incredible quality. Bruno decided to preserve this quality by processing his coffee using the “natural” method, letting the coffee dry within its fruit. The result is a supremely sweet and complex cup of coffee; one of the best we’ve tasted from this year’s Brazilian harvests!
Ritual has been a pioneer in this delicious shift in coffee consciousness since we opened our doors on Valencia Street in 2005 and started what some call a coffee revolution in San Francisco. Our goal then--and our goal now--was to craft the very best cup of coffee available anywhere. Period. We've learned a lot over the years, but the care and attention we lavish on our process is unchanged, including tasting every coffee several times before it goes out to our coffee bars and into your cup.Read more