Daterra Masterpieces Auction Macabeia

We are really excited to be part of the Daterra Masterpieces Auction again this harvest. This is the second year we are showcasing an exclusive lot from this extraordinary farm. Back in 2018, Daterra took everyone by surprise by having its semi carbonic maceration Laurina placed first in the World Brewers Cup, represented by Emi Fukahori from Switzerland. It changed many perspectives on what Brazilian coffee is and can be. The experimental variety and processing in their masterpieces series resulted in some really surprising and unique flavours we have ever tasted. You can also read more about the lot we showcased from Daterra last harvest here.

About the Variety

If you’re not familiar with the name Aramosa, you’re not the only one: this varietal is still in a “pre-cultivar” stage. That means that the genetics are being tested, and the seeds will only become available for purchase and cultivation once they are fully stabilised. Daterra have been researching these seeds for many years with IAC, the Agronomic Institute of Campinas – today, they have their own exclusive Aramosa selections. The Aramosa is a cross between Coffea Arabica and Coffea Racemosa. This crossbreeding was performed to inherit Racemosa’s low caffeine and drought resistance and Arabica’s flavour. Because the plant produces less caffeine, the beans always taste very sweet without bitterness. In our terroir, Aramosa usually has a very distinct flavour of flowers and grapes.

About the Processing

In Macabea’s case, Daterra processed the Aramosa cherries by pulping them without water – by retaining the mucilage on drying, they achieved this cup that blends the sweetness of grapes, strawberries, and cherries with unusual aromatic herbs, a touch of cocoa nibs and honey-like sweetness.

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