Aromas of milk chocolate and orange introduce this soft yet complex coffee. Notes of lilac and kiwi accompany persimmon acidity in the cup, mellowing into a finish of wafer cookie and cinnamon.
Producer: Juan Diego de la Cerda
Farm: Finca El Socorro
Region: Guatemala Department, Guatemala
Altitude: 5,900-6,200 feet | 1,800-2,200 MASL
Notes: Orange, Hazelnut, Kiwi
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 as much caffeine as most Coffea arabica. It is also highly susceptible to leaf rust, which makes it too risky for many coffee producers to grow.
This is just the second harvest of Laurina that we've offered from Finca El Socorro, and it's a beautifully structured cup.
Finca El Socorro, owned by Juan Diego de la Cerda and his family, has proven itself to be one of the best coffee farms in Guatemala year after year. In 2007, Juan Diego won 1st place in the Guatemala Cup of Excellence for the first time, and then took 4th place in 2008. He won in 2011 with the Maracaturra lot, and again in 2020 with his washed Gesha!
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.