TASTING NOTES

HONEY, PEANUT, CITRIC

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 tried this roasting this coffee a few different ways and eventually settled on our Classic Profile. The Classic Profile produces a delicious cup that has depth, making it perfect for the late winter months.

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.

FINCA NUEVA LINDA

Finca Nueva Linda sits abuts the 50,000 acre Triunfo Biosphere. Thanks to the tropical cloud forest, the farm has lots of clean water, rich soil and a tempered climate that isn’t prone to fast and dramatic changes. Together, these conditions make Finca Nueva Linda a great place to grow coffee.

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.

MUNDO NOVO, CATURRA, CATUAI and CATIMOR

Four different varietals are in this lot:

  • Mundo Novo, which offers a high yield without significantly sacrificing quality
  • Caturra, which is known for producing great coffee at high altitudes
  • Catuai, which is a hybrid of Mundo Novo and Caturra
  • Catimor, which is a cross between Caturra and Timor