Nose: red berries, floral, winey.
Flavor: Floral, red berries, Beaujolais red wine, apple; malic acidity.
Varietal: the Catigua varietal is a cross between yellow Catuai and a Timor Hybrid, with short trees that give red cherries. We consider this a very promising varietal for the future of specialty coffee: not only the coffee tastes great, but the plants are also resistant to the coffee leaf rust.
Process: The Catigua cherries fermented 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
Plot: BV 40
Drying: Raised Beds