Light roast, natural process. Caffeine sensitive coffee lovers, rejoice! This microlot from the Doka Estate in Costa Rica is comprised of 100% Laurina varietal, which naturally only has between 30-50% of the caffeine of average arabica varietals. Because caffeine is a natural pesticide, the lack of that chemical makes this varietal notoriously difficult to grow. However, recent agricultural advancements and the rise in popularity of chemical free decaf coffees has put Laurina back under the attention of the specialty coffee market. In the cup, we get delicate fruited florals, smooth acidity, and loads of sweetness - which bodes well for any lover of fine coffee. We'd put this coffee up against any Central American or African natural. Whether you're caffeine sensitive or not, this is a must-try coffee.
Note: This coffee is whole-bean. We feel this is the best option to preserve freshness, flavor, and aroma. If you need your coffee ground, please leave a note on your order or drop us an email telling us how you brew your coffee (I.E. drip, espresso, french press, etc.) so we can grind it accordingly.
Costa Rica - La Laurina Natural (low caffeine)
Milk chocolate aroma with hints of fresh strawberry. Smooth oolong tea-like body with simple syrup sweetness and extremely soft acidity. Crisp notes of red apple and strawberry throughout the cup.