Mexico El Triunfo
Mexico El Triunfo is the big O! (Shhh, we can't officially say organic, but you can.)
Cupping this for the first time was fun for all of us. This coffee really has a tropical feel. The aroma started off nutty and sweet, like coconut and papaya. The body is light and smooth - definitely an easy drinking coffee. The cup has subtle flavors of stone fruit, melon, yet still tastes like a great cup of coffee. The dry finish was quick, with a bit of spicy citrus zest and faint ginger on the back of the tongue.
"It's still zesting on me." - Shayna
Aroma: Nutty, Sweet, Tropical Fruit
Body: Light, Smooth
Cup: Papaya, Melon, Honey
Finish: Quick, Dry, Spice, Ginger
We were so intrigued by this coffee, that we did some quick research about Chiapas, Mexico.
From Lonely Planet:
"Chilly pine-forest highlands, sultry rainforest jungles, and attractive colonial cities exist side by side within Mexico’s southernmost state, a region awash with the legacy of Spanish rule and the remnants of ancient Maya civilization. Palenque and Yaxchilán are evocative vestiges of powerful Maya kingdoms, and the presence of modern Maya is a constant reminder of the region’s rich and uninterrupted history. The colonial hubs of San Cristóbal de las Casas and Chiapa de Corzo give way to sandbar beaches and fertile plots of coffee and cacao in the Soconusco."
About this Coffee
GROWER: Productores de Café De Conservación El Triunfo S.C de R.S. de C.V.
REGION: Chiapas, Mexico
ALTITUDE: 1,200 – 1,400 meters
PROCESS: Fully washed and dried in the sun
VARIETY: Bourbon, Mundo Novo, and Typica
HARVEST: October – April
SOIL: Clay minerals
CERTIFICATION: Organically Grown
Mexico El Triunfo HG EP Grainpro coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around Productores de Café De Conservación El Triunfo S.C de R.S de C.V, an association with more than 400 members who produce coffee on small family-owned farms located in the Sierra Madre mountain range along the edge of El Triunfo biosphere reserve within the state of Chiapas, Mexico. El Triunfo biosphere reserve is home to more than 800 plant species and 390 bird species.
Farmers process coffee with their own micro-wet mills 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.