TASTING NOTES

LEMON, NUT, TOFFEE

ROASTING

The process of applying heat to green coffee beans to transform it’s chemical & physical properties,  resulting in roasted coffee beans that can be brewed.

MEDIUM ROAST

We’ve used our Classic Profile, which is a medium roast, to balance the many different flavors in this coffee. Notes of lemon, nut and toffee meld together nicely to create a delicious, classic cup of coffee at this roast level.

REGION

Similar to Napa Valley or Burgundy for wine, the region where a coffee is grown can tell us a lot about the coffee.

CHIAPAS

Just north of Guatemala, Chiapas has become the main coffee-growing region of Mexico. Half of all coffee grown in the country comes from the region, which is well-suited to growing great coffee.

PRODUCER

The farm & mill where the coffee cherry is grown & processed.

CAFÉ SIERRA AZUL

Café Sierra Azul is made up of many small coffee farmers and producers. The organization has a three-pronged mission: to protect the environment (all members’ farms are within the Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo), to strengthen the community, and to produce high-quality coffee that provides good profits for growers and their families.

PROCESSING

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

VARIETAL

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.

TYPICA, BOURBON, MUNDO NOVO

Three different coffee varietals are in this lot:

  • Typica, which is one of the two original coffee varietals
  • Bourbon, which is the other of the two original varietals
  • Mundo Novo, which offers a high yield without sacrificing quality