Mexico - Veracruz-Huatusco - Microlot
Cupping Notes: Nice sweetness, raspberry, milk chocolate, heavy body
Huatusco is the perfect region to grow coffee thanks to its abundant rainfall. Farms are advanced and very well organized. Processing coffee in Huatusco is slightly more complicated than in other Mexican regions during coffee harvest season due to the rainy days and very cold nights (which delay the fermentation process). Due to this complexity, farmers tend to sell coffee cherry. The cherry is delivered to the wet mill during the afternoon and evening. The coffee is then de-pulped and fermented for an average of 15 - 20 hours before being centrifugated, pre-dried and passed through a drying machine, ensuring avoidance of defects due to excess of moisture.
A quote from the formers: “We focus on what we are good at, producing excellent coffee in our traditional ways, through innovative methods which contribute to creating perfect coffee for people who appreciate it”.
The majority of producers include small farmers of 1 hectares and medium farmers of 18 hectares.
When driving to Huastusco from Mexico City or Puebla, most of the journey is above the coffee line since this part of Mexico is full of mountains.
Coffee is produced in the central mountainous region of the state of Veracruz (Huatusco and surrounding municipalities).
Farm Name: Huatusco microlot
Producer Type: Single Estate
Plant Species: Arabica
Variety: Colombia, Costa Rica, Mixed Heirloom
Growing Altitude: 1100-1400m