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ARABICA COFFEE

We are proud to be using only the best certified organic 100% Arabica Coffee.  

 

What is it about Arabica Coffee you may ask ??

Since Coffee grows in tropical and equatorial regions where it is always spring or summer, it’s not a change of climate, but rather the beginning of the rainy season that triggers Arabica plants to flower, fragrant and white.

 

Eight or nine months after flowering comes the fruit: deep red, shiny and plump like cherries, each containing two Arabica seeds, or beans.  With rain, the fruit flourishes, and a careful harvesting process begins.  Since ripe and unripe fruit can occupy the same plant, precision harvesting is critical, this is where our family operation picking the fruit by hand, they can select only the ripe fruit for harvest.

 

In the cup, a well-prepared espresso borne of exclusively high-quality Arabica is beautifully fragrant, sweet and round, with a slight and pleasant acidity, often chocolaty, with an aftertaste of caramel and just a mild hint of bitterness. The coffee plant is an evergreen shrub, classified under the genus Coffee, and part of the botanical family Rubiaceae.  There are several species of Coffee, the finest and most sort after for quality being Arabica, which today represents about 60% of the world’s coffee production.

 

Arabica originated in the highlands of Ethiopia.  It is sensitive to hot and humid conditions.  Arabica coffee grown at higher altitudes such as our Organic Wood Fired Coffee, is associated with the emergence of higher quality characteristics during roasting.

 

The coffee bean is actually the seed of the coffee plant, found inside a red fruit often called the cherry.  Each cherry contains two seeds (beans) surrounded by a membrane called the parchment, and a layer of sweet pulp. Arabica beans are fairly flat and elongated, with a sinuous groove.