THE CATUAI VARIETY
The Catuai is a genetic cross between two natural Arabica mutations of yellow Caturra and Mundo Novo. The plant is highly productive compared to Bourbon, in part because of its small size, which allows plants to be closely spaced; it can be planted at nearly double the density. The plant’s shape allows for easier access to its cherries during harvesting. It is mainly characterized by great vigor and its low height; it is less compact than Caturra.
Peaberries are estimated to make up to around 10% of a coffee bean harvest. This occurs as a result of a natural mutation, inside a coffee cherry, where one of the two ovules fails to pollinate correctly. This results in extra space for the single developing seed. Within this space, a larger and rounder seed grows inside and this we call a peaberry.
Producer: Valdinei Rezende Leles
Varietal: Red Catuai Peaberry
Processed: Pulped Natural
Density: 0.674g/ml (SINAR)
Water Activity: 0.49aW
Growing Altitude: 1150+ masl
Plantation size: 9.0 hectares
Harvest: August 2022 - October 2022
Cup Notes: taste like notes of cocoa-toned, delicately sweet-tart. Cocoa nib, almond nougat, magnolia in aroma. Gently bright structure with juicy-sweet acidity; full, vibrant mouthfeel.