ARARA, Masterpieces by Daterra - Natural Anaerobic Fermentation
Daterra Sustainable Coffee has long set industry standards in Brazil and worldwide for their sustainability efforts, as well as their innovative techniques in processing and cutting-edge genetics research.
Each year Daterra produces a limited amount of Masterpieces by Daterra coffees which they subsequently sell via an auction platform. This year, in wake of a new global climate, they opted for a new platform for the sales of these high-scoring Masterpieces and we were beside ourselves with the prospect to get our hands one of these coffees to share with our beloved customers!
ARARA - Natural Anaerobic Process
Nose: papaya, caramelized sugar, floral.
Flavor: passion fruit, strawberries, milk chocolate, yellow fruits, fruit liqueur; phosphoric acidity.
Variety: Arara is a natural hybrid between varietals Obata and Yellow Catuai. It’s a tall and vigorous plant that gives yellow cherries and is also resistant to some diseases, like the leaf rust.
Process: The Arara 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.