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Good Land Organics, LaurinaGoleta, CA

Coffee Varietal: Laurina
Tasting Notes: Sweet, juicy, maple syrup, lemongrass, and chamomile flower

Laurina, also known as Pointed Bourbon, is a unique coffee varietal. In the field, it catches your eye with its compact and conical vegetative architecture. The dense layer of tiny leaves hide its large pointed cherries deep within its core. This cherry ripens to a deep burgundy red, which translates to a complex cup profile portraying a rich sweetness and a touch of spice. The most outstanding characteristic of the Laurina is that it naturally contains half of the caffeine typical to the rest of the arabica species, lending it to be a perfect evening treat.

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Good Land Organics:
Jay Ruskey

Good Land Organics is the first commercial coffee farm in California.

It is nested in the hills above Goleta, CA, overlooking a majestic view of the Pacific Ocean. Jay Ruskey began farming this land over 25 years ago. This organic farm is layered with over a dozen subtropical and exotic crops, contributing both to its diversity and charm. In season fruit can be purchased on Good Land Organic’s online store.

Coffee was first attempted as a trial in 2002, but this crop quickly won the attention of both Jay and the world for its success. After years of trial and error, Jay identified a replicable farming system that consistently produced high-quality delicious coffee. In 2011, he decided to share this crop with farmers across Coastal Southern California. Through his new venture, Frinj Coffee, Jay and his team are leading the way for California in becoming the world’s next producing coffee region.

Good Land Organics is now the flagship coffee farm and headquarters of Frinj Coffee. Inc. It is home to over a dozen Coffea arabica varietals which are also the parent plants for our breeding program.

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