Farm: Miranda Farms
Process: Yeast Fermented Natural
Region: Ka'u, Big Island of Hawaii
Variety: Yellow Caturra
Roasting Tuesday, April 7th 2020.
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berry and floral aromas lead into a sweet and complex dessert like cup. Notes of black grape, melon, Meyer lemon, and milk chocolate.
This week's feature for our Hawaii Island Tour Subscription. Additonionally we have a very limitd amount extra available for purchase (10 bags)
In 2019 we worked with Miranda Farms in the Ka'u District of Hawaii Island to develop a coffee for cupping competition using our then new champagne natural process on their Yellow caturra variety. in July 2019 when the results were announced for the annual Hawaii Coffee Association cupping competition this coffee took 1st place in the Ka'u district!
The Miranda family is originally from El Salvador. For more than 10 years they have been farming coffee in Ka'u. they have two farms, one in an area called clouds rest, and another near south point. From their 20 acre farm in the clouds rest are we were able to get a few batches of Yellow Caturra cherry this year to process this season. Our first batch we made this year we wanted to try and recreate as closely as we could the coffee from the competition last year. Using our 'Champagne Natural' process. Whole cherries were fermented with wine yeasts before drying in the cherry.
For our second batch (roasting this week) we selected a different yeast strain to bring out more tropical fruit character and a longer 'anaerobic' fermentation compared to the first batch. Coffee Review recently rated this coffee 93 points.
"Blind Assessment: High-toned, elegant, fruit-centered. Passion fruit, lemon blossom, cocoa nib, marjoram, mesquite in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet structure with citrusy acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. A balanced finish centers around passionfruit and cocoa notes with undertones of savory marjoram."
This is a small less than 10lb batch of coffee we hope you enjoy. We will have more processes and varieties coming from this farm later this year.