The Flavour Profile
MEXICO - Guadalupe is a medium-roast coffee with unique flavor notes of chocolate, caramel, fruity berries, and hazelnut. Its balanced profile makes it suitable for any extraction method, delivering a flavor experience that won't be forgotten.
The Little Details
This coffee comes from Finca Guadalupe Zaju in Toquian Grande & Pavencul, Soconusco Region, Chiapas Region in Mexico. Its grown 900 - 1400 meters above sea level. It's drawn from Marseilles, hybrids (H1 and H16).
About the Process
All coffee on the farm is selectively hand harvested and sorted, again, when it is delivered to the farms mill. The coffee is pulped using a Pinhalense ecopulper, purchased in 2009, which separates ripe and underripe/underweight cherries again, along with removing any debris remaining with the cherries. This pulper uses one cubic meter of water to process up to 20 tonnes! This is a huge water savings and contributes greatly towards limiting the farm’s environmental footprint.
After pulping, coffee is sorted by density and delivered to separate tanks to ferment between 36 to 40 hours, depending on the weather at the time. The coffee’s ‘readiness’ to be washed is done using the traditional method of ‘prueba de palo’ (stick test), where the coffee is stirred with a long pole to see if it is the right consistency to be washed. The farm has experimented with temperature gauges, but the workers find that these traditional methods are equally as accurate in determining fermentation levels.
After fermentation, the coffee is delivered to a demucilager to remove any last traces of mucilage, again helping the farm save water and limit waste.