In 1727, a Portuguese Lieutenant Colonel named Francisco Melo Palheta was commissioned by the Brazilian government to steal a coffee plant from the French, since that country along with all others that posses this refuse to share. During his visit, Palheta allegedly seduced the wife of the French Governor, Marie-Claude de Vicq de Pontgibaud. At the state dinner on the eve of Palheta's departure, she presented a bouquet of flowers, that contained cuttings of the coffee plant. Palheta began planting the tree back in Brazil, which led to the rise and global domination of Brazil's coffee industry.
Melo Seduction pays homage to Palheta. Celebrating the flavours from the fruit of his greatest conquest, which is the dominant origin and flavor used for this blend.