Nose: banana sweet, vanilla, apricot.
Flavor: Banana sweet, blueberries, hazelnuts, fruit jam, honey.
Varietal: Acaua is a crossing between the varietals Mundo Novo and Sarchimor. It’s a vigorous and productive tree that has consistently been producing great coffees over the last years. It’s a long road to get here, though – this is Acaua’s sixth generation in Daterra (and each generation takes almost three years to produce).
Process: We fermented the Acaua cherries inside a tank equipped with a valve system that prevents any gas from entering the tank. As the cherries ferment, they release CO2 and, because carbon dioxide is denser than oxygen, it pushes the lighter gas out through the valve. After a few hours, the tank environment becomes completely anaerobic , allowing the perfect conditions for microorganisms to perform enzymatic reactions inside of the beans.
Screen size: 16/18
Drying: Raised Beds