July 2014: La Lagunilla, Mexico
This coffee is available through the Coffee's of the World Club for July shipment. You can sign up to receive receive monthly shipments for three, six or nine months.
Tasting notes: Layers of milk chocolate with a background of red fruit.
Producer notes: The Ixtlán de Juarez municipality is located in Mexico's Oaxaca State and is home to the community of Santo Domingo Cacalotepec. After producing coffee for generations, the community organized La Lagunilla Rural Production Society, LLC (La Lagunilla S.P.R. de R.L. in Spanish) in 2003. Today, La Lagunilla is made of 40 members who together cultivate 131 hectares of clay soils in a forested conservation area.
This coffee is certified Organic. It is depulped the same day it is harvested, then fermented for 16 hours and dried.
Varietals: Caturra, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Typica
Processing method: Washed
Wine analogy: An incredible table wine. You don’t expect a Mexican coffee to be this good and then you taste it and readjust your expectations.