Mexico Teotepec 408
Tasting Notes: Milk chocolate, lemon, pecan
Roast: Light to medium
The growers behind Teotepec are the result of new relationships that Caravela established in this area with 34 female and 78 male farmers—all members of the association HERBERADA in the municipality of La Montanan in Guerero. As farms here are in remote areas, they have been deeply affected by low prices in the past so producers do not normally own their own micro-mills. This limitation has not stopped this group of producers. They have sought out new and better ways to work to improve their quality and sell their coffee as a united group. Each family carefully collects ripe cherries and later floats them to remove lower density beans and foreign matter. After this, the cherries are sun-dried on concrete patios and straw mats for 15 days. By processing the coffee as natural, they have been able to earn higher premiums and to find new homes for their tasty coffees.