Nose: yellow fruits, sugar cane.
Flavor: pineapple, vanilla, honey, yellow fruits, sugar cane.
Varietal: Guara is a mutation from a lineage of Catucai: basically, a single plant with yellow cherries showed up among the otherwise red-cherried Catucai trees. The agronomists observed that this mutation presented different characteristics and flavors, so the mutation was selected and cultivated. This is our second production of Guara and we’re excited about this varietal – besides making good cups, it’s also resistant against some of the worst coffee diseases: the leaf rust and pseudomonas.
Process: The 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: TB 40
Drying: Raised Beds