The winning coffee came from Brazil.
Notes Coffee announced that its Laurina coffee took first place at the Mercanta Coffee Hunters Speciality Coffee Competition in celebration of International Coffee Day 2019 on 1 October at the Brazilian Embassy in London.
The event brought participants from across the hospitality industry, with diplomats, embassy staff and officials from the International Coffee Organisation all tasting coffee from 10 competitors before voting.
Notes’ winning coffee, Laurina, took the gold with its canned peaches and cotton candy flavours. The caffeine content in the seeds ranges from 0.4-0.75%, which almost half of the 1.2-1.6% common in other arabic cultivars.
“Laurina is grown on a farm known as DaTerra, in Minas Gerais, Brazil, a country which produces around a third of all the coffee grown worldwide, so to gain this recognition is truly special for the farmers and for Notes. DaTerra was the first farm in Brazil to become Rain Forest Alliance Certified and the first in the world to reach Level A status,” Notes co-founder Fabio Ferreira said.
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