Questions and Answers about Mexican green coffee beans.
The focus for our buying in the coffee regions of Mexican coffee originates from South-central to Southern regions of the country. For that reason, coffees from Coatepec and Veracruz are much different from Oaxacan Plumas, which are in turn much different from the Southernmost region are namely two zones, Oaxaca and Chiapas. Read some questions and answers about coffee from Mexico and out approach to sourcing it. I started this out as a test page actually, but realized we need to have a basic Q and A on Mexican coffee! -T
What are the main coffee-growing regions in Mexico?
Chiapas and Oaxaca have always been considered the largest growing regions by volume, and with the best quality. Nayarit and Vercruz also are significant coffee regions.
What is the taste of Mexican coffee?
There isn’t one Flavor Profile implies a graphical impression of a particular coffee, whether it be an artistic portrait or data graph of the perception of flavor compounds. In the case of our spider graph charts in each for the various regions of Mexico, but historically Mexican coffee is wet-processed, and has a clean light-bodied cup with mild Acidity is a positive flavor attribute in coffee, also referred to as brightness or liveliness. It adds a brilliance to the cup, whereas low acid coffees can seem flat. Acidity can sound unattractive. People may; it’s a nice crowd-pleasing coffee, neither too The co-presence of many aroma and flavor attributes, with multiple layers. A general impression of a coffee, similar to judgments such as "balanced" or "structured" or imbalanced and funky.
How does coffee from Mexico compare with Guatemala?
They can have many similarities in some cases, especially in the south of Chiapas that in on the border with Guatemalan coffee is considered a top quality coffee producer in Central America. Due to our proximity to Guatemala, some of the nicest coffees from this origin come to the United States. : Guatemalan growing regions. In this case, you can stand in Chiapas and see the region of Cuilco, Huehuetenango just across the valley. Clearly the tree doesn’t have a nationality so it’s actually strange that coffee farms within sight of each other can be sold as being from different places, one a Mexico Chiapas and one a Guatemala Cuilco !
I see less coffee from Mexico offered at roasters and cafes in the USA. Why?
Mexican coffee used to be more prominent in the US market for many reasons, but partly because it was so near by! And when there was civil unrest in other countries, like El Salvador coffee had an undeservingly poor reputation for years, marred mostly by the inability to deliver coffee of high quality in an unstable political climate. Unfortunately, agriculture is the first to suffer in revolution, or Guatemala or Nicaraguan coffees from the Segovia, Jinotega, Ocotal and Matagalpa regions are nice balanced cups. They often possess interesting cup character along with body and balance, outperforming many other balanced Central American and South American high-grown, Mexico was a reliable source. Increasingly small-holder coffee in Mexico was offered as Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach to empowering developing country producers and promoting sustainability.: Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach to empowering developing country producers and promoting Grown without the use of artificial fertilizers, herbicides, etc.: Organic coffee has been grown according to organic farming techniques, typically without the use of artificial fertilizers. Some farms have more local Organic Certification than the (FTO is shorthand for a coffee that is certified as both Fair Trade and Organic.) coffee in the 90s and on, and more of that likely went to Europe or to commercial Fair Trade blends. The large, old farms started producing less as the generation of coffee farmers died, and their heirs did not want to be coffee farmers. In some cases the land was more valuable for other crops or to be sold for development. Lastly, the coffee Rust Fungus is a big problem in Colombia and beyond, found in many coffee producing countries. Known as La Roya in the Americas, this disease diminishes fruit production and ultimately kills the plant. Combating the La Castillo is a selection of the Colombia cultivar that has become the most commonly grown coffee in Colombia. It is preferred to the older resistant variety, Variedad Colombia in some regards. Cenicafe developed this variety (CLR) took a heavy toll on Mexican coffee production.
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