Vulcan Treasury Series
Introducing another exotic, eye appealing and rare coffee from @Finca La Negrita: Mokka Nitro Natural.
When it comes to its origin, Mokka remains somehow controversial and mysterious. It is believed that it’s originated from Yemen and is called so because coffees were used to be exported from the Port of Mokha from the 15th century to the late 18th century. At some point in the past it was also considered to be a separate species, C. moka Heynh. (1846) because of its quite different appearance. However, later proved to be a variety of C. arabica identified by Cramer as C. mokka Cramer (1913).
Krug, 1949; Carvalho et al., 1965, defined Mokka as a derivation from a complete recessive mutant Laurina (Lr) and an incomplete recessive mutant mokka (mo) with the double-mutant genotype LrLrmomo.
Mokka’s appearance is very close to that of the Laurina variety discovered on the island of La Reunion in the 19th century. The distinguishing difference between the two is that Mokka has round and very small beans. In fact both forms result from mutations of the same gene. Both are pleiotropic mutations.
It is commonly believed, that it’s a naturally occurring dwarf mutation of Bourbon, related to Yemen accession; Introduced to Hawaii from Brazil in 1950s-1960s.
Interestingly, what is grown in Hawaii isn’t this mutant and it’s called tall Mokka. According to Miguel Meza, at some point, intentionally or accidentally, the Mokka mutant hybridized with Typica, a tall variety genetically distinct from Bourbon. The resulting plant retains the small cherries, leaves and beans of the Mokka mutation but is a tall tree like Typica, but much bushier.
This coffee is one of a kind and there’s only a very few quantity of it available.
Please feel free to read more about this coffee by scanning the QR code on the sticker.
*Due to its uniqueness and limited quantity this coffee has a limited roasting schedule as we roast it on demand, in small batches just for you!
Please note, this is a preorder that will be shipped within 72 hours from the time your order is placed.*
Producer: Mauricio Shattah
Proc. Method: Nitro Natural
Altitude: 1780-2100 MASL
Tasting Notes: Blackberry. Prune. Maple. Cider.