MILD, NUTTY, SWEET
The process of applying heat to green coffee beans to transform its chemical & physical properties, resulting in roasted coffee beans that can be brewed.
We roasted this selection with our #4 Bold Profile to enhance its inherent qualities. The darker roast brings out the mild and sweet notes, which are well balanced with nutty flavors.
Similar to Napa Valley or Burgundy for wine, the region where a coffee is grown can tell us a lot about the coffee.
The farm & mill where the coffee cherry is grown & processed.
Chiapas has become the most well-known coffee-growing region in Mexico, partly because its climate is perfectly suited to growing coffee and partly because there are highly skilled producers in the region. In total, half of Mexico’s coffee production comes from Chiapas.
This particular selection was created by combining coffees from farms located throughout Chiapas. Some of the contributing farms were small, while others were quite large and developed. All of them produced good coffee, and the result is a profile that truly captures what Chiapas offers.
The method by which the green coffee bean is removed from the fruit & then dried & stored can affect the taste of the coffee.
WET PROCESSED (WASHED)
This selection is fully washed, or wet processed. In wet processing, beans are only dried after all the fruit on the bean has been completely removed. (Letting the fruit ferment first makes removing it easy.) This processing method:
- Is the most common method used for coffee
- Generally creates clean flavors
- Produces a consistent profile
Most wine drinkers know whether they prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot. Similarly, the Arabica coffee plant has several botanical varieties, each with unique taste characteristics.