Mexique - Genaro Perez Heredia
Region: Emiliano Zapata, Sierra Cuxtepeques, Chiapas
Farm: Santa Gloria
Cultivar: Bourbon, Caturra, Costa Rica 95, Sarchimor
Altitude: 1 530 – 1 721 m
Taste notes: Dark chocolate, pecan, creamy
A classic Mexican coffee with creamy notes of dark chocolate and pecan. Easy to love!
For those who missed the Casimiro we had last summer, here's your new favorite.
Genaro Perez Heredia owns a 2-hectare farm, Santa Gloria, where he has about 8,000 coffee plants in a mixture of varieties, including Bourbon, Caturra, Sarchimor and Costa Rica 95. After selective hand-picking, the coffee is de-pulped the same day and fermented under water for 18 hours. Then the batches are washed three times and placed on cement patios to dry for about 7 days.
Genaro is a member of the Comon Yaj Noptic cooperative in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, along the buffer zone of the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, one of the most diverse forest reserves in the world. In the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, the reserve contains the largest continuous cloud forest in Central America, and is a refuge for thousands of plant and animal species.
In this buffer zone is the Comon Yaj Noptic cooperative. (Comon Yaj Noptic means "we all think".) Producers here enjoy many ideal conditions, including a good altitude, an obviously very lush environment and high quality coffee varieties such as Typica, Bourbon and Caturra. The member producers are passionate about quality and although this region is not always thought of for exceptional lots, there is a strong potential for microlots.
This coffee will please lovers of cappuccino and latte, it goes perfectly with milk.
Dry coffee : 20.2 grams
Wet weight : 40 grams
Time : 31 secondes
Water temperature : 200° F (93° C)