Mexico – Terruño Nayarita Natural Reserve

Mexico – Terruño Nayarita Natural Reserve

This coffee is from 100% traceable, directly traded microlots. Each bag is uniquely identified with a bar code and a serial number. Gathered around an extinct volcano, Cerro San Juan, a committed group of 260 cooperative coffee farmers are working together to produce what may be the best coffee in Mexico. Terruño Nayarita coffees come from heirloom trees and the word ‘Terruño’ means ‘homestead’. These are farmers that take great pride in their coffee. This is the new 2013 crop that was used to win as a single origin espresso in the Mexican barista championship!

San Christobal Importers takes great care to find and produce an excellent coffee, making sure farmers use safe, sustainable shade techniques and provide a fair wage to the workers. The San Christobal web site can tell you more if interested.

Tasting Notes:
A very unique Mexican offering; the processing leaves it closer to a Natural Ethiopian than other Mexican/Central American coffees.

The aroma is a wondrous mix of sweet berries and buttery nuts. This cup is medium bodied with a smooth finish. Baker’s chocolate, candied sweetness, bright acidity, berries and orange make this an outstanding cup of coffee. Café de los Muertos really enjoys taking this a bit darker than many take this bean, mainly to accentuate the chocolate characteristics.