Nose: tropical fruits, orange blossom, yogurt.
Flavor: dark chocolate, candied orange, dried fruits, molasses, caramel, bright citric acidity.
Varietal: Here in Daterra, we are very protective of Laurina. It’s a tricky plant – we’ve been studying it for 25 years until we finally got it right. What makes it so difficult? Simple: the plant produces very little caffeine, which is a very important defense component for the plant since it acts as a natural insecticide. The short, pine-shaped trees also have low productivity and die easily. On the bright side, the beans are also very low in caffeine and we believe that’s the reason behind Laurina’s remarkable sweetness and cleanliness.
Process: the cherries ferment 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: 13+
Plot: BV 40
Drying: Raised Beds