Chiapas Serrano Altura

This lot comes to us from producers associated with Productores Serranos de cafe de Motozintla. Serranos is a group of nearly 200 growers spread throughout 22 communities in the southern end of the Sierra Madre mountain range in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. High elevations and an unwavering commitment to organic practices is the common bond among the Serranos group. Each producer processes coffee with their own micro-mill and dry the coffee in the sun on patios before transporting the coffee in parchment to a centrally located dry mill facility where the coffee is prepared for export. Most of the farms have less than 10 acres of coffee cultivation, which makes farm level production of organic inputs, like Bokashi, an achievable means of maintaining proper plant nutrition. These organic practices also provide a protective buffer for more than 800 plant species and 390 bird species that make their home in the El Triunfo biosphere reserve.

Cupping Notes: Sweetness with Baking Spice and Almond; mild with citric acidity.

Roast Level: City/Light or Full City/Medium

Varietals: Caturra, Bourbon and Typica

Altitude: 5700 feet above sea level

Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun