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Elixer | Catuai

Sale price$26.00 USD

Advanced Processing In Development of Our Catuai Unveils Desirable Qualities Otherwise Hidden. Natural Carbonic Maceration intensifies fruit characteristics, and delivers a bright, juicy acidity, syrupy mouthfeel.

Weight ~ 200g (7oz)
Producer ~ Savage Coffees
Process ~ Natural
Variety ~ Catuai 
Region ~ Chiriqui, Panama 
Terroir ~ Rainforest, Shade-grown, Volcanic Soil, 1,700 MASL 
Flavor Notes ~ 
Grapefruit, Pomelo, Raspberries, Nougat

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Elixer | Catuai
Elixer | Catuai Sale price$26.00 USD

Elixer | Catuai

Our Process

Catuai, a vibrant and modern coffee cultivar, has carved its own niche in the ever-evolving world of specialty coffee. Born from a cross between Mundo Novo and Caturra, Catuai combines the best qualities of its parentage to deliver a unique and captivating coffee experience.

Compact and dwarf in stature, Catuai plants are well-suited for dense planting, making them an efficient choice for coffee producers. This characteristic, coupled with their resilience and adaptability, allows Catuai to thrive in various coffee-growing regions, from the sun-drenched landscapes of Central America to the high-altitude terrains of South America.

In the cup, Catuai offers a lively and bright flavor profile that caters to the preferences of modern coffee enthusiasts. Medium-bodied with a pronounced acidity, Catuai beans showcase a delightful fusion of fruit-forward notes, often featuring hints of citrus, berries, and a subtle sweetness. This combination of flavors makes Catuai an ideal candidate for both single-origin delights and blending, adding a dynamic and contemporary element to the world of coffee.

The relatively short maturation period of Catuai plants contributes to its popularity among growers, allowing for efficient harvesting and a steady supply of this flavorful coffee. As a result, Catuai has become a celebrated choice for those seeking a coffee that not only embodies the vibrancy of contemporary tastes but also offers a glimpse into the innovative spirit driving the evolution of the coffee industry.

Whether enjoyed as a meticulously crafted pour-over or as part of an espresso blend, Catuai's distinct personality and versatility make it a compelling choice for those who appreciate the dynamic and evolving nature of modern coffee culture.

Perfecting Your Process

Brewing Tips

Storage: After opening, keep your beans in an air-tight container. Do not keep them refrigerated.

Brewing: Our coffees taste great in a wide range of brewing methods (pour-over, immersion, batch brew, espresso.)

Grind: Setup will vary depending on the method of extraction & desired cup profile.

Water

Water makes up 98 to 99% of brewed coffee. It’s important to use only fresh, filtered, and soft water to fully extract flavors & keep your equipment reliable for years. We recommend the following water parameters:

  • Total Dissolved Solids: 70-120 ppm
  • pH = 7.0
  • General hardness level <4°dH
  • Brewing temperature: 94-96°C / 201.2-204.8°F
  • Use filtered or low mineral-content spring water

Drip Brewing

Always rinse the paper filter in your brewer with hot water prior to extracting SAVAGE coffees.

Dose: 60-65 g of coffee per 1 liter of water
Ratio: 1:15 coffee-to-water
Extraction Time:
• Pour Over: 2:45 – 3:45 min.
• Batch Brewer: 3:30 – 4:30 min.

Espresso Brewing

Always flush the group head before extraction.

Grind: Fine | Dose: 19-21 g | Yield: 50-55 g | Time: 24-27 s

Tip: We recommend using precision baskets & shower screens for optimal extraction.