Red caturra coffee
The known history of both our varietals on offer goes back to King Louis XIV who received 26 coffee plants as a gift from the Sultan of Yemen in 1714. They were planted on a small island; the Reunion Island which was then called Ile Bourbon, named for forefathers of the House of Bourbon. The plants thrived, developing the smooth sweetness and gentle acidity which would make the coffee popular and benefit economic development on the Reunion. It was called Red Bourbon, and based on its success the French took it to mainland Africa and Latin America.
In 1930 a natural mutation of Red Bourbon was found in Brazil, a semi-dwarf with less distance between the branches, producing higher yield. It was called Red Caturra.
Body: full and round
Tasting notes: a sweet cup with notes of cocoa and toasted hazelnuts.