Grown on high, jagged mountainous slopes near the city of Yajalon, "Turquesa"
coffee is characterized by a uniform, balanced cup.
Turquesa, or turquoise, takes its name from the precious blue-green
gemstone that was revered by the Aztecs, Toltec and other early
This coffee comes from smallholder producers (small farms) who delibver
to the San Cristobal de las Casas buying stations in norther Chiapas.
Grown at altitudes from 900-1,100 meters the beans are characterized
by their large, round sizes.
Roasting notes: This coffee holds up well to a
darker roast and can take a fair amount of heat, but shines at City
++ (medium roast just a tad on the lighter side). We prefer a lighter-medium
roast which brings out the sweet nuances the beans have to offer.
The beans are very fresh and show signs of being very well processed
(they are washed or "wet" processed).
Cupping Notes: Chocolatey with hints of oak. Stone
fruit, moderate acidity. Milk chocolate. Well rounded and balanced
with medium body. Pleasant sweet aftertaste.