This coffee was an absolute treat on the table when we were tasting. We knew straight away that we had to grab all of this as the new incarnation of Sweeter Things.
A smallholder lot sourced from 7 farmers split over the Zilli family and the Sampieri brothers, they have worked together and with Covoya coffee importers to integrate yeast starter cultures into the fermentation portion of the natural coffee process to allow controlled and improved fermentation and a cleaner cup profile in the end. This has had the effect of increasing the cup score of the coffee by around 3 points on average, which is a significant quality increase in industry terms.
Coupled with a unique growing environment which is wetter than most regions and cooler in the night time you end up with a coffee taste profile unlike anything we have had from Mexico before. Look out for a variety of flavours in the cup, but most commonly blueberry, a tropical fruit acidity and a wonderful rum and raisin body and sweetness.
Taste/Aroma Notes: Blueberry, tropical, rum and raisin
Roast Level: Medium
Region: Huatusco, Veracruz
Varietal: Colombia, Costa Rica, Marsellesa
Altitude: 11-1450 masl
Process: Yeast starter natural
We recommend use with: Suitable for all brew methods, shines on espresso
Shipping info: Same day dispatch for orders placed before 2pm Mon-Fri. (Subject to availability)
Recommended brew recipe:
V60 - 18g coffee, 250g of water for a 2 minute 30 second brew using 99* water and the Scott Rao Method
Espresso - 17g-40g in 32s at 8 bar with 96* water.