This coffee is a blend of Typica and Bourbon and is meticulously grown between 1300 and 1900 MASL on lots that are shaded by native trees. The ripe cherries are carefully hand picked, fully washed and sun dried on patios and raised beds. Coffee growers in this region have been producing coffee for more than three generations in a very traditional and mostly organic way. Caravela (a Latin American specialty green coffee importer and exporter that responsively sources coffee from over 4000 smallholder coffee producers) has been elevating this coffee producing region in Mexico by educating farmers and encouraging them to separate their coffee lots, which tends to lead to a higher quality product.
When brewed on a Kalita, we’re tasting a tangy orange and fudgy dark chocolate, which are rounded out by a malic acidity highly reminiscent of a juicy red delicious apple. This coffee is traditional enough to appease the old fashioned drinker while still being a well rounded, flavorful drink that anyone can enjoy. When brewed as an espresso, one can expect a balanced shot with a smooth body highlighting the citrus and chocolate notes. It’s fun and flavorful while not being too far off from something you would find in a traditional espresso blend; perfect for a cappuccino!