Grown on high, jagged mountainous slopes near the city of Yajalon, "Turquesa"
(named after the precious stone) coffee is characterized by a uniform,
The Chiapas zone has been the center of many political and ethnic
conflicts over the years which has prevented any large estate coffee
farms from coming into being, so the coffee here is cultivated mainly
by smallholders; essentially descendants of indigenous tribes. The
coffee is planted, harvested, and prepared by hand in a meticulous
manner. Various large coffee importers work with the producers to
ensure high quality and in return, the farmers get fair prices for
their product. We feel that the quality of this coffee is testament
to the hard efforts of both the farmers and the importers they work
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).
Cupping Notes: Chocolatey with hints of oak. Stone
fruit, moderate acidity. .Well rounded and balanced. Pleasant aftertaste.