This month's sample box contains:
Organic Mexican Chiapas - Soconusco, MX
The Chiapas region of Mexico, bordering Guatemala in the rich fertile volcanic soils of the southern highlands, has long been associated with great coffees. The climate with its abundant rainfall, significant sunny days and an environment that allows for a coffee crop to be grown at least in part in a shade grown environment under a rainforest canopy contributes to its distinctive profile. It is indicative of those classic traditional Chiapas flavors but adds a few very subtle elements to showcase this special coffee as unique without losing it's luster as a distinguished example of the coffees of that region.
Aromas of fire roasted nuts and cocoa fresh off a great pour or brew yield to flavor notes of unsweetened chocolate, graham crackers and subtle nuttiness similar to roasted almonds and hazelnut.
Varietal: Typica, Bourbon, and Catuai
Sumatra Mandheling (Grade 1) - Padang, Indonesia
Grown in nutrient dense soils on the slopes of an active volcano, this coffee is prized for a somewhat bold flavor profile. Mandheling varietal in Indonesia has a reputation as a very representative coffee of the region and this specific lot is graded as Grade 1, the top grade that can be achieved in a region. Processed using a wet hulled method prior to drying that is unique to the region (Giling Basah process) that hulls the beans from the coffee fruit much earlier in the process that creates a natural sweetness and is thought to reduce the acidity of the bean.
Roasted to a medium dark level, this coffee exhues rich, dark chocolate with an earthy undertone that has subtle notes of baking spices and brown sugar. Many rave of it's small "low-acidic" type flavors as a big positive.
Roast: Medium Dark
Process: Wet Hulled to Natural (Giling Basah)
Butterfly Effect Blend
Our most popular beans, this delicious blend is a 50/50 fusion of two unique Honduran coffees that each stand alone as excellent coffees but together create a unique experience of an easy drinking Central American coffee with well balanced notes of tart apple and mild tropical citrus with a nice round finish that does not linger. Both origin coffee farms are small, multi-generational family run enterprises located 200km apart but on the same central Honduran highland range.
We love this coffee as a serene morning coffee as well as an excellent coffee to pair with after dinner desserts. It's an all-arounder for sure, and one that is great all day long with the last cup tasting as great as the first!
Varietal: Catuai and LH90