$280.00
Producer / Daterra Coffee
Region / Patrocínio, Minas Gerais
Altitude / 1100m
Varieties / Laurina
Process / Anaerobic Natural
Harvest / Jun 2021 to Oct 2021
Note /  Elder Flower, Raspberry, Sangria
Weight / 150g

 

Laurina, or “Bourbon Pointu” is a rare varietal from the Reunion Islands of small, pointy beans that usually present a lower caffeine amount than most of the other Arabica varietals. All Laurina plants in Daterra ware carefully protected. As 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 which enhancing Laurina’s remarkable sweetness and cleanliness.

Cherries was 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.