Mexico Veracruz - Huatusco Microlot

Nice sweetness, raspberry, milk chocolate, heavy body
$4.49 / lb $683.01 / bag
TOP LOT
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
Jun 2021
SKU P608238-3
  • 15 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Huatusco is the perfect region to grow coffee thanks to its abundant rainfall. 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). Rainy conditions also mean a lot of coffee is mechanically dried. The majority of producers include small farmers of 1 hectares and medium farmers of 18 hectares. 

 

Country of Origin Mexico
Harvest Season 2020/21
Coffee Grade MEX CA WA SHG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Cup Score 85.5
Variety Colombia, Costa Rica, Mixed Heirloom
Region Veracruz
Farm Name Huatusco Microlot
Growing Altitude 1100-1400m

History of Coffee in Mexico 

With seeds from the Caribbean, cultivation began in Veracruz, where custom house records indicate a few hundred bags of coffee were exported as early as 1802. But these exports were apparently anomalous because after 1805 coffee would not be exported again for twenty years, after the war of independence. Production did increase over this period, presumably for domestic trade and consumption. In 1817, a planter named Don Juan Antonio Gomez started “intensive cultivation” further south, where coffee thrived at high altitudes. By 1826 there were half a million trees in Cordoba and Mexican coffee was being exported.  In 1828, seeds—or possibly plants—from Arabia (Yemen) were planted in Uruapan, near the Pacific coast west of Mexico City, by Jose Mariano Michelena. Trees were brought from Guatemala to be planted in the southern state of Chiapas in 1847, and  Oaxaca would become the third largest producer of Mexican coffee by 1889.  

Growing Coffee in Mexico 

Mexican coffee grows in 15 states throughout the southern half of the country but over 90% comes from four states: Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Puebla. Specialty coffee comes from the highlands of Veracruz on the gulf coast, the mountains of Oaxaca and Chiapas at the southern tip of Mexico. In Veracruz coffee grows from 1,100-1,660 m.a.s.l. In Chiapas coffee grows from 1,300-1,700 m.a.s.l. In Oaxaca coffee grows from 900-1,650 m.a.s.l. Coffee is grown by more than half a million farmers, 95% of these being smallholders cultivating less than three hectares and 85% of Mexico’s coffee farmers are indigenous Mexicans. Most Mexican coffee is grown under shade and Mexico is one of the world’s largest producers of certified organic coffee and Fair Trade coffee. Most Mexican coffee is Bourbon, Catura, Maragogype, or Mundo Novo, though other varieties can be found. Mexico grows almost no Robusta.  

  • Status Spot
  • Cup Score 85.5
  • Region Veracruz
  • Farm Name Huatusco Microlot
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Colombia, Costa Rica, Mixed Heirloom
  • Coffee Grade MEX CA WA SHG
  • Growing Altitude 1100-1400m
  • Country of Origin Mexico
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P608238-3

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