Origin: Brazil Dattera - Iracema - Aramosa
I first came across this coffee in a blind cupping session with our friend Cole at Forward Coffee. When I first taste this coffee, I was so impressed at how sweet this coffee was. It was the sweetest one on the table full of competition grade coffee. It tasted like sweet grape juice that even made more sweeter by honey. Once I found out what it was I was really surprised that such good coffee came out from Brazil. Then I learned that it was produced by Dattera farm. This farm is quite famous in recent years. They work with a couple of different universities to study unique species and varieties of coffees, Aramosa is one of them. Dattera is also well known by producing a Laurina variety coffee that Emi Fukahori used to win 2017 World Brewers Cup ... in Brazil.
This is my first time tasting Aramosa variety of coffee, an ARAbica-RaceMOSA hybrid with low caffeine content. When I found out what the price was for this coffee, I was very hesitate to bring it in. This coffee was part of an auction lot that is being parted out, and we would have to buy at a little more than auction price. BUT... I really want to offer this coffee to you. So at the end, we decided to bring in 10 Kg of this coffee. And I glad we did. David Walsh roast this coffee really well and the sweetness really come alive when it cool down a little. This coffee is also suitable for an exciting espresso with very low bitterness and high sweetness with a lot of grape and bubble gum notes. This particular coffee was also used by Cole at this year Canada Barista Compeition, which he placed third. A truely competition grade coffee.
This coffee is considered as a Dattera Masterpiece:
"Each year our masterful Cuppers search the vast potential of Daterra for unique small lots of coffee, Our Masterpieces. This very small farm is a lab, where we test new ways of producing coffee. The lab is rich with new and unusual varietals, processing methods, drying techniques and limitless experiments. Each coffee has an unique cup profile and scores 88+, is fully traceable, planted and grown with history and can never be replicated"
Recipes are at the bottom of the page.
This coffee was named Iracema by Dattera and this is her story:
IRACEMA is described as “the Indian of honey lips” on the homonym book from 1865 by José de Alencar. The book narrates one of Alencar’s favourite themes: the difficult love between a native Brazilian and a European immigrant in the colonial era in Brazil. The beautiful Iracema is the daughter of her tribe’s grand chief and holds the “Secret of Jurema” – the recipe of a sacred drink offered to warriors on war rituals. Because of her importance in the tribe, Iracema’s father arranges her marriage to their strongest warrior, but she falls in love with a Portuguese man, Martin, who lives in an enemy tribe. To live this forbidden love, Iracema and Martin run away together. In the book, Iracema is depicted as the ideal of beauty and femininity and we thought that this Aramosa perfect represents her: aromas of blueberries, grapes, jasmine and raspberries; with flavours of strawberry, grape juice, and more berries (almost like bubblegum) and of course, lots of honey.
More about Aramosa from Daterra:
If you’re not familiar with the name Aramosa, you’re not the only one: this varietal is still in a “pre-cultivar” stage. That means that the genetics are still being tested, and the seeds will only become available for purchase and cultivation once they are fully stabilized. We have been researching these seeds for many years with IAC, the Agronomic Institute of Campinas – today, we 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 and Arabica’s flavour. Because the plant produces less caffeine, the beans always taste very sweet with no bitterness.
A little bit more about Dattera Farms:
Dattera farms are located in a lovely steady climate, dry-fresh winter, and warm-wet summers... a perfect condition for growing amazing coffee. Their farms in the city of PatrocÃnio are the oldest coffee plantations in Brazilian Cerrado region, and it is among the best coffee producing areas in the country. Dattera often works with many coffee competitor to be the forefront of innovation in coffee processing to create interesting and exceptional coffees every years.
This coffee is best enjoyed between 5-45 days after roast date.
Region: Patrocinio, MG - Brazil
Varietal/Species: Daterra's Aramosa
Process: Natural Anaerobic Fermentation
Producer Series: Dattera Masterpiece - Best of Selection
Series Name: Iracema
Altitude: 1100-1200 masl
Drying: Raised Bed
Harvest: July 2019 - Selective Mechanical
Dose: 13.5g | Water: 92C, 210g | Ratio: 1:15.5
Recipe Developed with: Origami Dripper + Kono Paper. This recipe can be use with any conical dripper such as V60, Kono, and Kinto. This simple recipe is a guide, please adjust accordingly.
Grind: EK5.9 Medium-Fine (grind a little finer than your usual pour over)
Commandante around 27 clicks
1Zpresso JX-pro around 100 Clicks (2.5 rotation)
1Zpresso Q2 around 48 clicks (1 rotation + 18 clicks)
1zpresso K - around 6.8
- 45g Bloom for 45s
2. @45s add water up to 160g
3. @1:25 add water up to 210g
4. Small swirl and tap the dripper gently
5. Total brew time: 2:15-2:30 min
Dose 16g | Water 93C - 250g | Ratio 15.625
Recipe developed for Origami with Kalita filter and Kalita wave
Grind: 6.5 on our EK (Medium-Fine)
Commandante around 29 clicks
1Zpresso JX-Pro- around 112 Clicks (2 rotation and 8 numbers)
1Zpresso Q2 - around 54 clicks (2 rotation minus 6 clicks)
1Zpresso K - around 7.2
1. 50g bloom, a little swirl
2. @45s add water to 125g
3. @1:10min add water to 200g
4. @around 1:30min add water to 250g
Total brew time around 2:40
I really hope you all will enjoy this lovely, sweet, and wonderful coffee. We have a little left of this coffee that we could roast them all in our big roaster, and they will go on our special reserved offerings pack.
Enjoy, and remember... you can drink 2x of this coffee because it only contain about 50% of the caffeine content :).
Stay.... half caffeinated
Photos courtesy to Dattera and Forward Coffee