San Alfonso - LIMITED ROAST

Regular price $19.00

MEXICO

TASTING: Chocolate fudge & raisin, dessert
WASHING STATION/MILL: Finca Fatima
ORIGIN: Coatepec, Veracruz
VARIETY: Marsellesa
ELEVATION: 1,200 masl
PROCESS: Washed, after dry fermentation in concrete tanks, mechanically dried
HARVEST: Winter - Spring 2021


Net wt. 10oz (285g)

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This is our first ever Mexican coffee and needless to say we are pretty excited about it! The profile on this one is super heavy with sugar-browning sweetness, plus notes of cocoa and soft raisin/grape. Very easy to drink! 

From World Coffee Research: "Marellesa is a cross between Timor Hybrid 832/2 and Villa Sarchi CIFC 971/10. Pedigree selection made by ECOM-CIRAD in Nicaragua specifically for its rust resistance traits. High yielding plant adapted to medium altitudes. Notably high acidity in the cup." This is a super interesting variety because of its combination of rust resistance and cup quality. While WCR claims "notably high acidity" in the cup, this coffee has far less acidity than all of our other Limited Roast coffees. The "notably high acidity" must be in comparison to other rust resistant varieties which are often rather dull. 

Photos courtesy of Rachel Stanch, Red Fox Coffee Merchants.

From our importer:

"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, including of course Ernesto’s own.

Producing in tiny subregion Coatepec, Ernesto’s coffee, and that of his community, is special. Coatepec has some of the highest latitude coffee on the globe: just like high elevations yield slow cherry maturation due to cooler weather, Coatepec 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.

A younger farmer taking over the family farm and mill, Ernesto wants to help move his community production into high quality specialty, tweak processing, focus on microlots, and help those around him make a little more money on their work. Ernesto’s coffee placed super high in 2018 and 2019 COE and was used by the 2019 Mexico barista champion. This year, he decided to expand his own wet mill into APG Coffee, a micro wet mill that other smaller farmers in Coatepec could use. APG also offers agronomic consulting for other farmers to help rebuild soils, increase quality, and overall help the community of Coatepec do their best work."

 PREORDER ─ This coffee will roast and ship on 9/22. ─  PREORDER ─

Roasting and Shipping Schedule:

Coffee is roasted on Wednesdays. If you order anytime up until 3pm Tuesday, we will roast and ship the next day. Orders received after 3pm Tuesday may not get roasted until the following week. If we have extra inventory, we will ship ASAP. Email us at shippingwoes (at) vibrantcoffeeroasters.com if you have questions about when your order will be roasted and/or shipped.