From our favourite Coffee Garden, Coffea Diversa in Biolley, Costa Rica. Gonzalo Hernandez has created one of the largest private collections of coffee varietals. Choosing to pursue the path of genetic diversification and retaining the history and lustre of coffees that were once grown around the world but now have been all but forgotten.
Laurina Oval, Honey Process: A natural mutant of Bourbon that originated in 1860 in Bourbon Island, known today as La Reunion Island. There is another theory saying that this is a separate variety originating from a natural cross between Coffea mauritiana and Coffea arabica Typica. It is susceptible to diseases, especially Leaf Rust or Roya, resulting in an extremely low yield. The cherries also mature earlier as compared to other varietals.
The Laurina Oval has oval-shaped beans and is round on both sides. The caffeine content is 1.2%.
We Taste: Mint, Honey, Red Apples, Red Currants
Recommended Brew Methods: V60
Country/Region: Costa Rica/Biolley
Varietal: Laurina Oval
Processing: Honey Process
Elevation: 1250 - 1400 m.a.s.l.