Fair Trade Organic Mexico Chiapas “Alonso Martinez”-Fresh Crop
Roaster: Water Street Coffee Roasters
Region: Jaltenango, Chiapas, Mexico
Farm(er): Alonso Martinez
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra
Tasting: vanilla, milk chocolate, refined, mild, tobacco, sweet, cream thickness, tangy
This microlot is a direct result of their Roast Master’s trip to Chiapas, Mexico in April of 2017. Alonso Martinez Luna, a member of the Triunfo Verde Co-op, produced this coffee with care, passion, and skill. After selecting this coffee among 38 others during a cupping at origin for its outstanding characteristics, Water Street decided to work closely with Cafe Imports to import his microlot for the second time.
Triunfo Verde has just over 500 active producers, and the surrounding area has great conditions for producing quality coffee. This includes heirloom coffee varieties, great altitude, and passionate growers who want to produce high quality lots. This farm is on the fringe of the Biosphere Reserve, which is in the highlands of the Sierra Madre, and is one of the most diverse forest reserve areas in the world. It contains Meso-America’s largest cloud forest, as well as a protected natural environment for thousands of plant and animal species. All of the coffee produced here is shade-grown.