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Mexican Siltepec El Jaguar Coffee

Mexican Siltepec El Jaguar Coffee

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Medium
4
  • Aeropress
  • Cafetiere
  • Espresso
  • Filter
  • Turkish

Description

Mexican coffees sometimes have a reputation for being rather plain - but this is not so with Siltepec El Jaguar, which is delicious and more-ish. With a stunning flavour note combination of dark chocolate, brown sugar and spiced apple, we think that this gem is perfect for starting your journey into the world of coffee or even for getting ready for the summer holiday season.

Flavour Notes

Brown Sugar - Dark Chocolate - Spiced Apple

Facts

Details

Flavour Profiles Caramel, Plum & Berries, Sweet
Roast Profile We roast this coffee medium/dark to highlight the deep chocolatey flavours whilst maintaining the floral acidity.
Cupping Notes 1. Acidity - well developed & pleasing. 2. Sweetness - very nice sweetness. 3. Body - A medium body roasted to this level. 4. Balance - great balance of flavours. 5. Character - a light/medium coffee with peach, citrus, fruits and a little praline.
Origin Notes In the local Mame dialect Muxbal means ‘place surrounded by clouds’, and was the name chosen for a most unique coffee farm. It stands proudly on the slopes of the active Tacana volcano – bang on Guatemala’s northern border (no joke intended!). The farm is managed by mother and son team Maeggi Rodriguez and Jorge Gallardo. It was purchased in 1959 by Maeggi’s father, Don Enrique, a man who was very much a pioneer of his time. He introduced three key principles that remain as important today as they were then: social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the production of very high quality coffee. The evidence of these three principles can be seen around the farm and tasted in the cup. The quality is really exceptional. The key varietals include catuai, caturra and mundo novo. Recently pacamara has been introduced – an experiment of Jorge’s that could provide us with some interesting micro-lots in the future. Perhaps the wonderfully complex quality of this coffee is due to an altitude of 1,600 metres above sea level, or the rich and fertile volcanic soils, or the meticulous care and attention that Maeggi and Jorge take in all aspects of harvesting and processing – it’s most likely a combination of all of the above! In blind cuppings against very good coffees from Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, Muxbal has achieved higher scores than we might have expected for a Mexican coffee. If Mexico’s reputation for speciality coffee has often been muted then Muxbal really is a ruby in the dust. The farm is Rainforest Alliance certified. It has been achieving an astonishing 100% in recent audits and was the first in Mexico to achieve such perfection. It is easy to understand why. The housing for permanent and temporary staff is clean and comfortable. The canteen is of a high quality – again, spotlessly clean where three nutritious meals are served for all each day. There is also a well-equipped school, which is open throughout the harvest for the children of the coffee pickers. Great emphasis is placed on all of the social needs of the people who work the land at Muxbal. Much of the farm has been given over to a breathtakingly beautiful nature reserve – a gorge where icy mountain waters flow through a jungle that teems with life. To allow access to the farm, which stands on a plateau above the gorge, a feat of engineering has been achieved in the form of a road that has been carved into the cliff-face. The 4x4 climb up this winding track is absolutely not for the fainthearted but the brave are rewarded with a visit to one of Mexico’s best coffee farms.

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Reviews

Enjoyable
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One of the best to drink at any time of the day, if you want to spend a nice relaxing day with family or friends this is your coffee
Decent espresso, lovely Aeropress
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Decent espresso but best as Aeropress

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