Mexico Seleccion Huatusco Washed (2021)

Chocolate milk, caramel, black cherry
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001279-1
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About This Coffee

This SHG washed microlot is sourced from a community of farmers 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.

Origin Mexico
Subregion Huatusco, Veracruz
Harvest Season 2020/21
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1100m - 1450m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Colombia, Costa Rica, Marsellesa, Oro Azteca, Sarchimor
Coffee Grade MEX CA WA SHG
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

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). 

The Process

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”. 

  • Subregion Huatusco, Veracruz
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Colombia, Costa Rica, Marsellesa, Oro Azteca, Sarchimor
  • Min Growing Altitude 1100m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1450m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £4.95
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade MEX CA WA SHG
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001279-1
  • Origin Mexico
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk