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Catuai Fermented Coffee 2-Pack (Fermented with Saison Yeast, or Citra Hops)

$38.00 $35.00

Coffee fermentation is a major focus for DMC, it's one of the many areas that separates us from our peers. More specifically, we are trying to grasp a better understanding of fermentations' nebulous process and then modifying our approach to achieve a desirable result.

For the Citra hop coffee, we added dry hops to freshly pulped coffee in a fermentation tank at the farm. Hops flowers have resin glands that produce bittering compounds that inhibit microbial production. The dissolved hops make a "marinade" for the coffee to ferment. Similarly to the saison yeast, the roasted coffee has a subtle layer of hop character, which should add juicy fruity qualities to the bean. 

We've had great results from Saison yeast with a previous release. It's sturdy and not particularly fussy over its environment or *food*. The combined characteristics will stay present through the rest of processing, roasting and finally brewing.

If you need a little more help with understanding fermentation, read our previous blog post that helps to explain some of the fermentation and drying processes that are used. There's also an in-depth blog post for those who would like to know the entire process for both of the coffees. 

COFFEE
Country: Guatemala 
Farm: San Jeronimo Miramar 
Cultivar: Catuai
Process: Washed 
Fermented: Citra Hops  
Notes: Lime Zest, Papaya, Dutch Cocoa

Country: Guatemala 
Farm: San Jeronimo Miramar 
Cultivar: Catuai
Process: Washed 
Fermentation: Saison Yeast 
Notes:  Orange Marmalade, Gingerbread, Hazelnut
Net Wt. 12oz

*** Sold as whole bean by default. If you would like it ground, please indicate your preference in the notes section – drip, espresso, or press. 

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