Mexico - You might be thinking that it’s just next door to us so how special can it be. In a word “Great”. Specialty-grade Mexican coffees like the ones we offer can e compared to a nice white wine. They are dry with a delicate body, a gentle sweetness and fruitiness, and an acidic snap to finish off the experience. As you go higher into the mountains, the coffees begin to get even sweeter. I would hold Mexican coffee's right up there with the finest of Central American coffees. Mexican coffee is my go to morning coffee.
Origin: Mexico, Alma De Chiapas Region
CUPPING NOTES: Well Balanced and Very Sweet Coffee. Medium Acidity and Body, Caramel, Citrus Fruit, Cranberry, Lingering Sweet Honey-like Finish
High Grown, HG: Coffee grown at high Altitudes produce a dense more vibrant flavor profile than those grown at lower Altitudes. Higher altitudes provide an Arabica Coffee friendly environment, the climate tends to be cooler with less direct sunshine and plenty of moisture. This causes the coffee fruit to mature slowly allowing more time to develop depth and sweetness, as well as many of the desirable characteristics we look for in fine Specialty coffees.
Small Mexican coffee farms are more common than large plantations, but with over 100,000 coffee farmers, Mexico ranks as one of the largest coffee producing countries in the world. Most farms are in the southern states of Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas. A cup of Mexican coffee generally offers a wonderful aroma and depth of flavor, often with a pronounced sharpness. It is an excellent bean for dark roasts and is often used in blends. A Mexican coffee designated Altura means that it was grown at high altitudes.
Alma, De Ch
Grain Pro / Ecotact
Sweetness: ABOVE AVERAGE
Elevation: 1460Varietals: Bourbon,Mundo Novo
Milling Process: Fully Washed
Drying Process: Mechanical
Harvest Start Month: November
Harvest End Month: April
This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Cooperativa de produccion Tzeltal-Tzotzil, an organization operating in the northern part of Chiapas, Mexico. Exceptional care is taken by producers to depulp, ferment and dry their coffee, which is aided by the use of farm-owned micro mills. Coffee farms from this organization tend to be less than ten acres in size, and produce honey as well as coffee. Farm owners and producers have focused on organic production methods to protect the environment, increase overall quality, and gain higher income to improve the livelihood of their families.