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Fair Trade Organic Mexico Chiapas Alonso Martinez - Fresh Crop

This coffee is part of Water Street's Fresh Crop Program. Availability is limited.

This one-of-a-kind microlot is a direct result of our Roast Master's trip to Chiapas, Mexico in April of 2017. Alonso Martinez, a member of the Triunfo Verde Co-op, produced this coffee with care, passion, and skill, yielding roughly 760 pounds of green coffee. 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 entire microlot. That's right, Water Street is truly the only place in the world offering this particular coffee!

While visiting the Triunfo Verde Co-op we had the pleasure of meeting Calixto Guillen, head of quality control, physical analysis, and cupping. His thoroughness and attention to detail definitely played a part in making this a solid offering. And although Alonso produced more coffee than the 5 bags we received, this is his only microlot produced this year. The rest of his crop became blended with coffees from other producers in the area.

Triunfo Verde has just over 500 active producers, and the surrounding area has great conditions for producing quality coffee. This includes heirloom coffee varities, 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.

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Country: Mexico

Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra

Harvest: Feb-Mar

Production Method: Washed

Aroma: vanilla, milk chocolate

Flavor: refined, mild, tobacco

Acidity: bright, tangy

Body: sweet cream thickness, smooth