WILDFLOWER HONEY + SWEET CREAM | APPLIE PIE, TOFFEE, HONEY + LEMON BAR
A bright and awesome introduction to Mexico season! Sourced during our April 2021 trip, this coffee is a returning favorite and delivers again on its delicious and unique flavors. This coffee comes to us from now famous producer Jose Cienfuegos. Aromatics of wildflower honey and sweet cream and dynamic flavors of apple pie, toffee, honey, and lemon bar.
ORIGIN: Veracruz, Mexico
PRODUCER: Jose Cienfuegos
ELEVATION: 1350 masl
VARIETY: Bourbon & Garnica
TASTING NOTES: Wildflower honey, sweet cream, applie pie, toffee, honey and lemon bar
ROAST TYPE: Light
One thing we love about growing our work in Mexico is how different the subregions are, whole origins unto themselves. We’re excited to bring some new offerings from Veracruz, an origin unique in several ways. First, a major distinction from much of Latin America: instead of buying and selling parchment, Veracruz producers buy and sell cherry, processing centrally at mills. Ernesto Perez’s Finca Fatima is both a farm and a mill, and all three of the Veracruz lots we bought this year were processed there.
Just like high elevations yield slow cherry maturation due to cooler weather, Huatusco pushes the northern edge of the tropics, where cooler, slightly wetter weather and long, cool nights during the harvest slow down cherry ripening, creating an incredible density of flavor. Combined with varieties like Typica, Garnica, Marsellesa, and Caturra and meticulous processing, these coffees have notes of Meyer lemon, apricot, lush red berry, cherry, and lemongrass.