AVAILABLE 250G WHOLE BEAN, FILTER, CAFETIERE. 1KG WHOLE BEAN
Falling within Brazils famous Cerrado that makes up nearly 23% of the entire country, Daterra are the world’s first grade A rainforest certified farm of any business, and a walk around the trees will reveal a stunning array of birds and wildlife, from toucans and burrowing owls to squirrel monkeys and maned wolves. Over 60% of the land they own is given over to nature reserves. The farm itself is split into many lots, each with a designated agronomist to care for the particular varietal and aspect each lot can define. With over 100 different varietals on their farms, development is tracked and planting paired with appropriate varietals.
Picking occurs typically with 40-60% ripe coffee on the tree, with 5% green, 10% underripe, and the rest tree dried. Each brings its own unique characteristics to a coffee, so a sample is picked, processed and roasted to check taste is as expected before the order is given to pick the specific lot. Sorting is done on a specially adapted wet mill, first with density sorting that removes overripe cherries, then with the drier and natural beans being sorted from the ripes, underripes and greens. Pulped raisins are the slightly drier ripe beans, adding a little more sweetness to the cup, and requiring mechanical pulping rather than the modified waterjet pulping the softer beans receive. They get separated with the tree dried naturals, and first sorted by size to carefullyseparate each stage. Beans are then briefly dried on the patio before being finished in a Guardiola to ensure precise moisture levels throughout.
Each finished lot is tasted for exact flavour profiles before blending if required for each type. For Santa Colomba this is caramelized sugar, ripe fruits, with a delicate acidity. Once complete, beans are then size, density, and triple colour sorted before packing in to Penta bags ready for shipping.
TASTE: CREAMY PLUM MOUTHFEEL WITH AROMAS OF RIPE PEACH, SWEET NUTTY AND CARAMEL OVERTONES AND A FRUIT FINISH
We’ve been waiting for a good natural Yirgacheffe to add to our list and finally we’ve been rewarded with something special. This coffee comes from the washing station at Beriti, which is in the village of Tore, in the famous Yirgacheffe region. The altitude and micro-region typically create a more floral notes in washed coffees from here, balanced by a creamy citrus. The naturals like this exhibit boozier berry notes and this one deliver’s big time.TASTE NOTES
A WONDERFUL NATURAL ETHIOPIAN COFFEE FROM VARIOUS PRODUCERS FRUITY AND FLORAL WITH CHOCOLATE, BERRY, CHERRY AND VANILLA FLAVORS, A SOMEWHAT BOOZY AFFAIR; SWEET WITH BIG FRUIT ACIDITY AND A SMOOTH MOUTHFEEL