Mexican Terruno Nayarita Cofradia's Nutty Chocolate
Bourbon, Yellow Caturra, Typica
July – Sept
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).
The Terruño Nayarita co-op is made up of 260 smallholding farmers.
This coffee is grown in the El Cuarenteno community located in the foothills of Sierra De San Juan, just west of Tepic, the state capital of Nayarit.
A light to medium roast with light flavours of citrus, stoned fruits, vanilla and of course nutty chocolate. A fine to medium body