Brazil - Daterra Masterpieces | Yellow Catucai Anerobic Natural - 200g
This Anaerobic natural coffee is sweet and bright with notes that remind us of
strawberry lemonade, passionfruit, cocoa, pecan, peach, mint
Specific lot - Lot D13 - Yellow Catucai - Hybrid of Icatu and Catuai
Region: Patrocinio, MG - Brazil
Producer Series: Dattera Masterpiece - Best of Selection
Altitude: 1100-1200 masl
Drying: Raised Bed
Harvest: 2020/2021 Harvest
Process: anaerobic fermentation natural process
The ripe cherries ferment 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. The beans were then pulped and dried on raised bed.
More about Yellow Catucai:
Catucai is a cross between varietals Icatu and Catuai that occurred naturally, resulting in well-producing and vigorous plants with resistance against the leaf rust. In fact, there are many different lineages of Catucai today: some of them give red cherries while others give yellow fruits.
Brewing with Ply Mini Analysis
From Dec 1st 2021 Roast
- Recipe used: 12.5g to 200g water. Water at 92C, medium grind size: K-Plus at 7.0.
- Brewed using Origami small with Kalita paper.
- 45g bloom for 45s, then water to 130g, then to 200g - total brew time 2:20s.
I tasted: acidity of a sweet strawberry and raspberry, there is a bit of lemonade as well. Sweetness of honey and cocoa. The finish is on the comfortable side of a Brazilian coffees, nutty like cocoa nibs and pecan. The coffee was sweet, bright, and easy to drink. Enjoy!