Flavor: Sweet, clean, with toffee and lemon
Altitude: 900-1600 (meters above sea level)
VARIETY: Tipica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mondo Novo, Catuai
PROCESSING: Fully Washed, Mountain Water Process (MWP)
BACKGROUND: GRAPOS or Grupo de Aseores de Produccion Organica y Sustenable S.C. is a group of coffee producers in the state of Chiapas in the southern Mexico area that borders la Biosfera del Triunfo or Triumfo Biosphere Reserve. GRAPOS was formed in 2007 and consisted of 90 member farmers. Today, the group includes 3,253 member farmers and covers a larger area on approximately 5,560 hectares. The harvest season is from November to March. Members of GRAPOS are mainly small holder farmers with an average of 3 hectares of land. There are multiple coffee varieties grown. On average the coffee trees are 10-20 years old and annual production is equivalent to 0.5 metric tons (MT) of green coffee. GRAPOS is certified Fair Trade Organic.
Mountain Water Process (MWP) – Originating in Mexico, the Mountain Water Process utilizes glacier water from the Pico de Orizaba mountain to separate flavor oils and caffeine from the green beans. This mixture is then passed through filters to remove the caffeine, and the beans are reintroduced to reabsorb their flavor without the usage of chemicals.
We roast this bean up to Full City Roast. This brings out the sweet, clean toffee and lemon flavor. While still a medium roast, it is dropped out of the roaster right before second crack, releasing those wonderful flavors.