El Socorro Maracaturra
Toffee, Purple Grape, Cameo Apple
alt: 1750 MASL
farm: Finca El Socorro
producer: Juan Diego de la Cerda
Juan Diego de la Cerda of Finca El Socorro has been a direct trade partner with Bird Rock Coffee Roasters since 2015. The first coffee we featured from El Socorro was a washed lot of Maracaturra, and this year it's the first of many lots we'll be featuring from Juan Diego. Maracaturra is a hybrid between Maragogype - a large bean variety first discovered in Brazil - and the more familiar Caturra variety. This lot has the deep sweetness of toffee complimented by fruity flavors of purple grape, cameo apple, and black cherry. Its crisp acidity supports a round body and lingering sweetness of caramel in the aftertaste.