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Mexican Finca Monte Azul


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A light to medium roast with notes of chocolate and brown sugar and hints of nuts. Finishes with undertones of green apple. Very balanced with good acidity and body

About Mexican Finca Monte Azul


Bean Type: Bourbon, Catimor

Processing Method: Washed

Altitude: 1200 - 1600m

Harvest:

Origin: Huatusco, Veracruz, Mexico

Mexico is one of the largest coffee-producing countries in the world, and the largest producer of organic coffee (making up 60% of world production in 2000). Like much of Latin America, the history of coffee in Mexico is rooted in colonialism, it being the Spanish who introduced the plant to their colony in the late 18th century. After the Mexican Revolution coffee cultivation became more democratic, with small farmers able to invest in their means of production, although years of political unrest has seen the coffee market rise and fall (and at one point collapse entirely).

Finca Monte Azul Coffee are one of the best growers and processors in Mexico. The beans from the Catimor and Bourbon varieties are hand-picked, the pickers rotating among the trees every 8-10 days. This labour-intensive practice is reserved for the highest quality trees.  The harvested cherries then have their skin and pulp removed and are then washed to remove the parchment.