Currently featured at ZAB Coffee in Montreal. ZAB purchased the entire lot of Ibairi.
These Ibairi cherries went through a natural anaerobic fermentation - placed in a stainless-steel fermentation tank equipped with an airlock valve - this system allows oxygen to get out of the tank but stops anything from getting inside. 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 and allows certain microorganisms the perfect conditions for fermentation and enzymatic reactions to happen inside of the beans.
Ibairi is a unique coffee variety. It's a crossbreed between the varietals Mokka and Red Bourbon. The medium-sized trees produce very small and round cherries that usually maturate early – the word “Ibairi’ means “small and sweet fruit” in native indigenous language. The Ibairi beans are remarkably small also, but potent in flavour.
Varietal: Daterra’s Ibairi
Process: Natural Anaerobic Fermentation
Screen size: 13
Harvesting: Selective Mechanical
Drying: Raised Beds