Daterra Estate is a world-renowned coffee farm in Brazil that upholds a steadfast commitment to quality and sustainability. All coffees produced on Daterra Farms are Rainforest Alliance certified, indicating that they are grown on farms that prioritize the protection of forests, rivers, and soils, and the conservation of wildlife. Workers are fairly compensated and provided access to medical care and education.
One of the unique varieties grown at Daterra is Aramosa, a rare coffee that is a hybrid of Coffea Arabica (Typica) and Coffea Racemosa, a heirloom species. Aramosa has a lower caffeine content than typical Arabica varieties.
Coffea Racemosa is a lesser-known coffee species, similar to Coffea Arabica, and is endemic to the coastal forest belt between northern Kwa-Zulu Natal and Mozambique. It is hardy, drought-resistant, and resilient, thriving in even sandy soils. Its most notable trait is its naturally low levels of caffeine, less than half of Arabica and a quarter of Robusta coffee. C. Racemosa was widely farmed by the Portuguese in Mozambique during the 1960s-1970s, but only two plantations exist today, one on Ibo Island and the other in Hluhluwe. Its low caffeine content gives it a natural and unprocessed image.
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