Bourbon Pointu – Grand Cru
Grown by: Frédéric Descroix, Piton des Neiges, Réunion
Roasted by: Oliver Goetz
Notes: Perhaps the rarest of coffees, with a yield of less than 2,000 pounds/yr, exclusively by a boutique growers cooperative in the southern part of the remote RéunioIsland, 500 miles from Madagascar.
Varietal: Bourbon Pointu (Laurina)
Tasting notes: Prevalent notes of red fruit, flowers, musk, rhubarb, pineapple, rose, spice, woody aroma. Very delicate and naturally low in caffeine.
Nose: Shortbread and hazelnut to truffle and Rucola salad and a finish with nut oil and caramel.
Finish: A balanced cup, full-bodied and subtle, very long finish, perfect for afternoon or evening: a coffee for relaxing
Cup Preparation: 91°C; Espresso, Pour-over-92.5°C, espresso or French press
Bourbon Pointu (Laurina) is one of the oldest Arabica varieties in the world. It has been somewhat abandoned due to its low productivity and sensitivity to diseases, but is now resurging in popularity as a result Frédéric Descroix’s leadership and the exceptional soil of Piston des Neiges. We are pleased to be able to offer this truly rare bean, through our roaster Oliver Goetz who buys directly from the grower.
An Extremely Rare Product
Bourbon Pointu is produced within a radius of only a few hundred kilometers and involves careful selecting and sorting of coffee beans by hand. Its oblong beans, elegance, and subtle delicateness untouched by the hustle and bustle of the city, are perfect when you are meditating or wanting to enjoy some quiet time.