Mexico - Puebla, Chichiquila
ALMOND, VANILLA, COFFEE CHERRY
10 oz. box of whole bean coffee
Elevation: 1200-1800 MASL
Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo
Harvest: February - April
Puebla is a small but diverse and volcanic region in Eastern Mexico. The cooler temperatures and impressive elevation create a microclimate suited to coffee production. Puebla hasn't received notoriety for its coffee historically, but in recent years, we've noticed stand-out microlots from the region. There are many small producers in Puebla that have yet to be recognized for their quality cultivation and harvesting of predominately heirloom varieties.
As is common throughout Central and South America, coffees in Mexico tend to be processed as Washed lots. While the details may vary from place to place, typically the coffee is depulped the same day it's harvested, then given a 12–18-hour fermentation in tanks or buckets before being washed clean of mucilage and dried. Drying typically takes place on patios or in mechanical dryers.