MCT | MEXICO CHIAPAS LAS COTORRAS
Balanced Profile | Light-medium roast
Tasting Notes: Vanilla, Orange, Strawberry
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
Grown by several small-scale producers in the highlands of Chiapas near the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, this coffee gets its name from the cotorras birds that nest in coffee growing areas, and have become a symbol of authenticity and freedom in the region. El Triunfo contains the very last of the Central American cloud forests, where naturally occurring condensation is trapped by the forest, giving life to a large number of plant and animal species.
Bourton, Typica, Caturra, Mundo Novo
1300 - 1500 meters
DID YOU KNOW
Most Mexican coffee, and particularly organic coffee, is grown by small-scale farmers in the southern-most states of Chiapas and Oaxaca.
Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across this months coffees)
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 2,909 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Queens.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
This is the third year in a row that we’ve selected the Las Cotorras, and it definitely gets better every time we try it. The first two years, we found its pleasant sweetness and creamy body fit well with the Classic profile, but this year, we were pleasantly surprised by its increased acidity, and knew immediately it was a perfect choice for the Balanced profile.
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
20 x 69 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2020)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from 15th August to 8st September in Long Island City, Queens. We typically use the Loring Kestrel roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts once a week from home as per our Covid-19 shelter in place guidelines. Each cupping is conducted by our roasting staff Kieran D. and Ian T. using standard equipment, and is logged by our Q-certified cupper Ian T. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.