This lush and structured cup introduces itself with aromas of wild strawberry, nutmeg, and root beer. The round, crisp body features layers of gingersnap, almond, and cardamom with figgy sweetness and dried cranberry acidity. Autumnal baking spices linger in the finish along with a slightly cooling herbaceous tarragon note.
Producer: Juan Diego de la Cerda
Farm: Finca El Socorro
Region: Guatemala Department, Guatemala
Altitude: 5,900-6,200 feet
Notes: Fig, Tarragon, Gingersnap
Though it's not common today, Laurina was first classified in the 1940s on the island of Réunion, east of Madagascar. This dwarf mutation of Bourbon is unique in that it naturally contains less than half the caffeine content of most Coffea arabica. It is also highly susceptible to leaf rust, which makes it too risky for many coffee producers to grow.
This is the first harvest of Laurina that we've offered from Finca El Socorro, and it does not disappoint!
Juan Diego de la Cerda's Finca El Socorro has proven to be one of the best coffee farms in Guatemala year after year. In 2007, it won 1st place in the Guatemala Cup of Excellence for the first time and took 4th place in the same competition in 2008. In 2011, El Socorro's Maracaturra lot won the Guatemala Cup of Excellence Competition. Then, in 2012, Juan Diego finished in the top five in the Coffee of the Year competition. Such consistent results made us jump at the chance to become Direct Trade partners with Juan Diego, and we're proud to continue offering El Socorro's excellent coffees year after year.