Altura Superior Chiapas Strictly High Grown (SHG) is a regional blend from one of Mexico's largest and oldest coffee-producing areas, with some farms dating back a century.
Chiapas benefits from the humidity of the Pacific to the west and the Gulf of Mexico to the east. Combined with the slopes of the Sierra Madres, which divide the state and reach up to 1,600 meters near the border with Guatemala, countless microclimates are created, cultivating a distinctive cup quality.
Coffees in Chiapas are generally produced by smallholders, usually in association with cooperatives. Most producers hand-pulp their coffees, ferment the beans in small tanks and rake and dry them on small patios on their properties.
Roasted to a medium/light profile, characterized by large bean sizes and a round, balanced cup with a smooth medium body — an ideal morning cup, that has not even a hint of bitterness. Nuance aroma that is sweet and tastes of milk chocolate, granola, and green apple. Delicious!
Roasted dark brings up notes of semi sweet chocolate, with a much heavier body, still quite balanced and smooth.
Region: Soconusco, Chiapas
Verietal: Catuai, Tipica
Process: Washed, patio dried
Elevation: 1200-1600 meters
Roast: - City (light medium) or full City + (dark)