Huatusco is an ideal region to grow coffee thanks to its abundant rainfall. 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). Rainy conditions also mean a lot of coffee is mechanically dried. Unlike the early days of coffee in Veracruz, where coffee was first planted in Mexico, most coffee today is grown on small to medium sized farms of 1-18 hectares. Cherry is delivered to the wet mill during the afternoon and evening then de-pulped and fermented for an average of 15 - 20 hours, washed before being centrifugated and pre-dried, passing through a drying machine in a continuous flow for 30 - 36 hours to ensure avoidance of defects due to excess of moisture.
Farm: Various Smallholder farmers
Elevation: 1100-1400 MASL
Variety: Colombia, Costa Rica, Oro Azteca, Sarchimor, Marsellesa
Tasting notes: Sweet and heavy with brownies, caramel, and berries.
Website orders are roasted and packed every Monday and picked up Tuesday by USPS for delivery. As we only roast exactly as much of each coffee as we have known orders for, please be sure and place your order no later than 10 AM (PST) on Monday for fulfillment that week. Orders that come in later than that may not be fulfilled until the following week.
Here is a quick guide to what our shipping rates are based on the quantity you order:
Orders weighing 0 - 7.99 Pounds ship for $7.00.
Orders weighing 8 Pounds or more ship for Free!
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