Mexico Huatusco - Kassandra Community Microlot
|Bag Weight||69 KG BAG|
About This Coffee
This SHG washed microlot is sourced from a community of farmers suppling our Kassandra wetmill in Huatusco (Wa-tu-scoo), in the state of Veracruz. The farmers in this region deliver ripe cherry to our wetmill for central processing. The majority are small farmers of 1 ha and medium farmers of 18 hectares (avg). We buy from farmers of all sizes, but always ensure the best qualities available with the correct practices and commercial conditions across the whole value chain. Altitudes range between 1,100 and 1,450masl, while varietals include Colombia, Costa Rica, Sarchminor, Oro Azteca and even the occasional Gesha and Marsellesa.
|Producer Type||Small Holder Farmers|
|Wet Mill||Olam Huatusco Mill|
|Growing Altitude||1100m - 1500m|
|Variety||Colombia, Costa Rica, Geisha, Oro Azteca, Sarchimor, Marsellesa|
|Coffee Grade||MEX CA WA SHG|
|Screen Size||15 Up|
|Bag Weight||69 KG BAG|
|Bag Types||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
When driving to Huastusco from Mexico City or Puebla, most of the journey is above the coffee line since this part of Mexico is full of high mountains. While the views can be breathtaking, it is simply too high and cold for coffee to grow. Upon arrival at Huatusco, the scenery and environment change, becoming tropical and humid during the daytime, but also having very cold temperatures throughout the night. Coffee is produced in the central mountainous region of the state of Veracruz (Huatusco and surrounding municipalities).
Huatusco is the perfect region to grow coffee thanks to its abundant rainfall. Farms are advanced and very well organized. Processing coffee in Huatusco is slightly more complicated than in other Mexican regions during coffee harvest season due to the rainy days and very cold nights (which delay the fermentation process). Due to this complexity, farmers tend to sell coffee cherry.
The cherry is delivered to the wet mill during the afternoon and evening. The coffee is then de- pulped and fermented for an average of 15 - 20 hours and then washed, before being centrifugated, pre-dried and passed through a drying machine in a continuous flow for 30 - 36 hours, ensuring avoidance of defects due to excess of moisture.
Some of the farmers shared their experience with us: “we focus on what we are good at, producing excellent coffee in our traditional ways, through innovative methods which contribute to creating perfect coffee for people who appreciate it”.
- Status Spot
- Subregion Huatusco, Veracruz
- Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
- Wet Mill Olam Huatusco Mill
- Processing Washed
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Colombia, Costa Rica, Geisha, Oro Azteca, Sarchimor, Marsellesa
- Coffee Grade MEX CA WA SHG
- Min Growing Altitude 1100m
- Max Growing Altitude 1500m
- Screen Size 15 Up
- Origin Mexico
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
- On Sale No
- Top Lot No
- CTRM Contract Number P8001649-4
- Price Per Kg £6.95