This is a very special coffee. iDrinkCoffee.com bid for and won a lot of the Macabeia in Daterra's 2019 auction.
Daterra Estate is one of the world-famous farms in Brazil where the coffee is produced with an inspiring commitment to both quality and sustainability. All Daterra Farms coffees have been Rainforest Alliance certified since 2003 which means the coffee is grown on farms where forests, rivers and soils are protected, wildlife is conserved; workers are paid decent wages and given access to medical care and education.
Each year masterful Cuppers search the vast potential of Daterra for unique small lots of coffee, Our Masterpieces.
This very small farm is a lab, where new ways of producing coffee are texted. The lab is rich with new and unusual varietals, processing methods, drying techniques and limitless experiments. Each coffee has a unique cup profile and scores 88+, is fully traceable, planted and grown with history and can never be replicated.
Auction lots represent the best coffees even among the Masterpieces.
The Aramosa is a cross between Coffea Arabica and Coffea Racemosa. This crossbreeding was performed to inherit Racemosa’s low caffeine and drought resistance and Arabica’s flavor. Because the plant produces less caffeine, the beans always taste very sweet without bitterness.
For the Macabea, Daterra processes Aramosa cherries by pulping them without water – by retaining the mucilage on drying, they achieved a cup that blends the sweetness of grapes, strawberries, and cherries with unusual aromatic herbs, a touch of cocoa nibs and honey-like sweetness.