Mexico - Siltepec
PECAN, HERBAL, COFFEE CHERRY
12oz box of whole bean coffee
Process method: washed
Region: Siltepec, Chiapas
Farm/Producer: Various smallholder farmers
Elevation: 1200-1800 masl
Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Mundo Novo
We found that there is a difference in style and substance between regions and microregions. In Coatapec, producers tend to deliver cherries to the mill, but there are many small producers with micromills and raised beds—where in Chiapas you find small producers depulping by hand and drying wherever they can, to deliver dry parchment to a central repository. Chiapas is also home to cooperatives, both Fair Trade and not. Many organic producers and large estates are entirely self-contained, and efficiently producing their own electricity to run their own wet mills, dry mills, and support their housing.
We at Velo sought out a coffee from Mexico that we felt represented some of our favorite attributes of a coffee from Chiapas- nutty and creamy with a touch of citrus. This coffee also brings a sweet herbal quality that makes it crushable. Just kidding, it's not a beer, but it IS easy to drink.