Laurina is a dwarf mutation of Bourbon with a lovely flavor profile—pleasant and easygoing with sweet fruit notes. Amaretto and blackcurrant aromas lead to notes of pineapple, rhubarb, and raspberry when sipped. Effervescent sparkling wine acidity and a milk chocolate undertone resolve into a tamarind finish.
With about half the caffeine content of regular coffee, Laurina is the perfect pick for those who are trying to cut down on caffeine while still drinking something exceptional.
5 Stars from Roast Ratings, September 2020!
Available whole bean in an 8 oz Blue Label tube, 8 oz pouch, or 4 oz pouch. This coffee roasts and ships on Tuesdays only—you must order by 4PM CT Monday to be included in Tuesday's roast.
Producer: Café Granja La Esperanza
Farm: La Esperanza
Region: Valle del Cauca
Altitude: 4,692-5,774 feet | 1,430-1,760 masl
Notes: Pineapple, Amaretto, Raspberry
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 about 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.
The Herrera brothers' patience and willingness to experiment has garnered Café Granja La Esperanza numerous accolades from the SCAA and Roasters Guild, and they've had much success with unusual varieties like Sudan Rume, Mokka, and now Laurina.
They are also known for their innovative production and labor practices. Optimal work conditions are a priority at the estate, where workers are paid fair wages and child labor is not permitted.
Key Production Notes from Granja La Esperanza:
• All coffees are hand-picked at peak ripeness and pre-fermented in-cherry for 8 hours.
• After a 36-hour fermentation and 48 hours in a drying silo, the parchment is sun-dried on African raised beds for about 15 days until it reaches a moisture content level of 11%, then stored in Grain Pro bags.
• Every coffee lot is sampled and cupped by the Quality Control Lab at Granja La Esperanza before being sent to the dry mill.
This coffee will be produced once a week, on Tuesdays. You must order by 4PM CT on Monday to be included in Tuesday's roast. All coffee and merchandise in your order will be produced and shipped on the same day unless you specify otherwise in the Order Notes section of your shopping cart. Please see our Shipping FAQs for more details.