• Mexico - Veracruz Natural

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Description

Mexico - Veracruz Natural

Strawberry, blackberry and pineapple highlight this exceptional coffee, farmed by one Mexican family for five generations

Blackberry, Blueberry, Maple Syrup

$80.00


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Coffee Tasting Notes

This coffee has tremendous depth. Big fruit flavors dominate the forward notes of this coffee. We tasted blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, red apple, and pineapple. These flavors meld with dark brown sugar, caramel, molasses, maple syrup, and chocolate tones reminiscent of the lighter end of the dark chocolate spectrum. Fermentation flavors blend with the fruit and sweet notes to create a taste experience similar to that of a port wine.

About The Coffee Producer

Seven farmers produced this lot of coffee. Many are members of the Sampieri family that has been growing coffee in Veracruz, Mexico for five generations. The farmers are centered around the Huatusco region. Huatusco has abundant rainfall, warm days, and cold nights. This combination is great for growing coffee, but makes drying coffee very difficult. For this reason almost all of the coffee that comes out of this region is dried, at least in part, in kilns.

Natural process coffee is essentially unheard of in the region of Veracruz this coffee hails from. The abundant rainfall and humidity combined with the additional moisture content of the coffee fruit further exacerbates the struggle to dry quickly enough and develop flavors from unwanted, uncontrolled, fermentation. The coffee that went into this lot was submerged in a fermentation tank and inoculated with a culture of beneficial microorganisms before being moved to raised beds and patios for drying. The result is a similar flavor profile to a traditional natural process coffee.

How To Brew This Specialty Coffee

We have had great success brewing this at a 1:14-1:15 brew ratio and 205°F water.

Varieties: Colombia, Costa Rica, Marsellesa

Processing Method: Extended Wet Fermentation, Washed, Sun Dried on Patios

Altitude: 4425 feet above sea level 

Brew Notes: We have had great success brewing this at a 1:14-1:15 brew ratio and 205°F water. 

Roast: Light

Customer Reviews

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Cori Jara
Great coffee

Great coffee. Tastes like blueberry pancakes. Good hot and iced. We did a V60 for hot and an aeropress for iced.

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Steven Jay Harry
so good

This is as good as my favorite fruit bomb ethiopian coffees

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David Gallagher
One of the best coffee beans I've had all year

Finally, a bean that lives up to its description! Very prominent blackberry/touch of blueberry aroma AND tasting notes. I don't quite get the maple syrup notes, and the finish is a bit more darker than that. But finally have a bean that actually tastes like a berry versus so many others (mostly from Ethiopia) that I've tried that have fallen way short this year :-( Very surprised to find this level of berry/fruit notes in a Mexican bean!! Highly recommended.

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