Tasting Series: Los Azahares
Raspberry, Honeysuckle, Coffee Flowers, Plum, Nutmeg, Saffron
Variety: Bourbón, Yellow Caturra
Crop Year: 2017
Origin: Tenejapa, Chiapas, Mexico
Producers: Diego Jiménez Luna, Pedro Jiménez Santiz, Antonia Giron López
I am beyond excited to bring this coffee to our members. It is our first Cup of Excellence coffee in the Tasting Series. This coffee came fourth in the Cup of Excellence competition for Mexico in 2017 and was scored 90.2 points by an international jury. These coffees are extremely rare this lot is only 330 lbs and sought after the world over - most go to South Korea or Japan - so even being able to get this coffee to the US was very difficult. But it was well worth the effort. It is a truly great coffee, we've given a summary of the tasting notes here but it goes well beyond that. It is complex beyond belief with some really great flavour notes but most of all, it tastes amazing.
Here are some additional tasting notes from the Cup of Excellence jury.
Aroma/Flavor: fresh cut strawberry, jasmine, floral, blackberry, raspberry, dr pepper, cola, spiced cola, tamarind, raisin, crystal clear, passionfruit, banana, caramel, mint, cassis, pineapple, jasmine flower, elderflower, cherry
Acidity: white grape, bergamot, tartaric, juicy, sparkling
Other: candied grape, lemon candy, orange, lime and lemongrass, cassis