Nose: papaya, ripe citric fruits, orange blossom.
Flavors: tropical fruits, citric fruits, orange, papaya, whisky.
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: We made this coffee in two parts: first, we fermented the Laurina cherries aerobically. After that, we pulped the cherries and fermented the beans anaerobically. This was an interesting experiment: the process kept Laurina’s characteristics of citric fruits flavors but added a boozy profile to it.
Screen size: 13+
Plot: BV 19
Drying: Raised Beds