Mexico Finca La Estancia Anaerobic Natural - 12 oz.
Tasting notes: Mango nectar, candied apple, complex
This coffee is going to blow you away! It stands out for its intense and pleasant fruit notes and aromatics, especially when you're grinding it fresh. This is such a complex coffee! When our team first tasted it, we struggled to narrow down our tasting notes because we tasted so much in the cup! But that's ok, because it's all so delicious.
Marco Antonio Cadena Solis is the owner of Finca Estancia, a 40-hectare farm located in the city of Atoyac de Alvarez in Mexico's Guerrero region. An established cover of tropical rainforest flora provides a natural shade element to roughly half of the farm area, which is planted with 60,000 Tipica, Bourbon, Caturraa, Oro Azteca, and Colombian-variety coffee trees.
While we love using the Chemex or Hario V60 for juicy and fruit forward coffees, we've found that this coffee is exceptionally balanced when brewed with the Aeropress. Explore and let us know if you find a favorite brew method! y the process as well as the quality in the cup!
Curious about the Anaerobic Fermentation process? Anaerobic refers to an oxygen-free environment. While nearly all coffee undergoes some kind of "fermentation," during anaerobic fermentation, the oxygen is removed from vessels in which the coffee cherries are fermented in. This creates a different flavor profile of the coffee.
For this specific lot, Marco harvested only the ripest cherries and stored them in sealed tanks without any water or oxygen for an average period of 92-120 hours. After this, the coffee was transferred to a patio and dried as a Natural for a period of 17-20 days. Throughout the drying period, the coffee was moved daily to allow proper airflow.
Our importing partners at Cafe Imports have this handy write up with lots more details on the anaerobic processing method. Check it out.
This coffee in part of our Microlot Artist Collaboration Series.
Marco Antonio Cadena Solis, Finca La Estancia
|Region||Atoyac de Álvarez, Guerrero|
|Cultivar||Castillo, Colombia, Caturra|