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Though it's not common today, Laurina was first classified in the 1940s on the island of Réunion, east of Madagascar. This dwarf mutation of Bourbon is unique in that it naturally contains about half the caffeine content of most Coffee arabica. It is also highly susceptible to leaf rust, which makes it too risky for many coffee producers to grow.
Our Direct Trade partners Café Granja la Esperanza were willing to take the risk, and it paid off. The Herrera brothers' patience and willingness to experiment with rare varieties has won them numerous accolades from the SCAA and Roasters Guild, and they've had much success with unusual varieties like Sudan Rume, Mokka, and now Laurina.
They are also known for their fair and innovative production and labor practices.
Optimal work conditions are a priority at the estate, where workers are paid fair wages and child labor is not permitted.
Key Production Notes from Granja La Esperanza:
• All coffees are hand-picked at peak ripeness and pre-fermented in-cherry for 8 hours.
• The Cherries are sun-dried on African raised beds until it reaches a moisture content level of 11%, then stored in Grain Pro bags.
• Every coffee lot is sampled and cupped by the Quality Control Lab at Granja la Esperanza before being sent to the dry mill.