Mexico: Sierra Azul - Fully Washed Bourbon
In the cup: Chocolate, hazelnut and hints of tropical fruits in this smooth coffee with a mild acidity.
Cupping Score: 85
Variety: Bourbon / Typica / Mundo Novo
Process: Fully Washed
Farm: Sierra Azul Collective
Altitude: 1550 metres above sea leve
This regional lot was produced by smallholder coffee growers in the south of Chiapas, southern Mexico. Cafés Sierra Azul lies in the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve buffer zone. Coffee production in this zone follows very strict guidelines to minimize its impact on the ecosystem.
The Café Sierra Azul commits not only to preservation of the environment, but also to the socioeconomic development of its members and the coffee community. Through various certification programs, the coffee group seeks to guarantee a good and stable income for its members. Next to that, Sierra Azul has helped launch a community school where members can learn about various topics. They offer training related to sustainable coffee production among others.
It is a washed coffee, grown between 1200 and 1600 meters above sea level. Coffee growers in the area typically have a mix of Typica, Bourbon & Mundo Novo plants on their farms. Mexican coffee producers are generally smallholders, owning between 5 and 25 hectare of land. Coffee from Chiapas is widely known for its classic, mild cup profile.