DATERRA 1kg @ $80/kg
Arriving early June 2021.
Forward has purchased a 1 x 24.2kg box of Daterra Masterpiece D05 Natural Anaerobic Aramosa.
Daterra is one of the most sophisticated coffee operations we've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Daterra is located near the city of Patrocinio, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. This is the classic and famed Cerrado region of Brazil, where the fertile land is flat and ideal for coffee.
Daterra's beautiful coffee-producing systems have turned the farm into an intensive network of lots, which are all monitored individually. Many of these lots have automated irrigation systems to ensure ideal nutrients and water make it to the plants themselves.
When it comes time to harvest, Daterra will send members of the team to different lots to evaluate the cherry. They will also harvest small batches to strategize on when to harvest each individual varietal and ensure peak timing. The quality team will then make decisions on how to utilize each of these coffees and where on the menu they will be used.
The Daterra menu is vast, with three tiers of offerings available, of which Forward Coffee is proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributor. The three tiers are Masterpieces, Collections, and Classics.
Masterpieces are exotic, experimental, and one-of-a-kind. Packed solely in patented Penta boxes (24.2kg vacuum-sealed).
Collections are high-end consistent coffees that the quality team deems 86 - 89 points, packed solely in patented Penta boxes (24.2kg vacuum-sealed).
Classics are coffees that best depict the Cerrado region with quality scores between 80 - 86. These are consistent, value offerings available in 60kg bags.
Varietal: Aramosa is a pre-cultivar, which means its genetics are still under study. We have been researching Aramosa for many years with IAC, the Agronomic Institute of Campinas. Today, we even have our 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 with Arabica’s flavor. Because the plant produces less caffeine, the beans always taste very sweet, floral, and without any bitterness.
Process: Daterra has fermented the Aramosa cherries inside a tank equipped with a valve system that prevents any gas from entering the tank. As the cherries ferment, they release CO2 and, because carbon dioxide is denser than oxygen, it pushes the lighter gas out through the valve. After a few hours, the tank environment becomes completely anaerobic, allowing the perfect conditions for microorganisms to perform enzymatic reactions inside of the beans.
Price per kilogram: $61.60 USD FOB
Process: Natural Anaerobic
Total kilos purchased: 24.2kg (1 x 24.2kg PentaBox)
Harvest date: July 2020
Fermentation: Whole cherry anaerobic fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Drying time: 8 days on patios, followed by 30 hours in a drum drier
Drying temperature: 22°C Max. - 8°C Min.
Altitude: 1150 masl
Region: Cerrado, Brazil