Chiapas, Mexico

Aurio Vasquez

From $20.00

mandarin-like acidity, balanced wonderfully by a milk chocolate body

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We taste

cola, mandarin, sugarcane

...in this coffee.

As our season for coffees from Central America winds down, we are thrilled to offer our last tasty selection of 2022 from Mexico! This lot is grown by Aurio Vasquez on his family farm in the state of Chiapas. His farm, Finca Salinas, lies within the beautiful El Triunfo National Park, known for its rich biodiversity.

Until recently, Aurio sold his coffee to commercial buyers at a price far below what the quality of his coffee deserved. Through the help of Caravela Importers, Aurio now sells his coffee as specialty at a much higher premium, and we are delighted to be able to share his coffee with the world!

There is a cola-like sweetness to the aromatics fresh off the grind. That sweetness carries into the cup as well and is joined by a mandarin-like acidity, balanced wonderfully by a milk chocolate body. Really fantastic coffee and we are grateful for all the hard work Aurio, his family, and team have done to grow this gem. Get it!

Region
Region
Chiapas, Mexico
Flavors
Flavors
cola, mandarin, sugarcane
Process
Process
washed process
Aromatics
Aromatics
cola
Acidity
Acidity
soft citric
Sweetness
Sweetness
sugarcane
Producer
Producer
Aurio Vasquez
Altitude
Altitude
1600 m
Varieties
Varieties
bourbon, typica

Recommended Preparation

Espresso
In: 17g
Out: 36-38 g
Time: 24-26 sec
Kalita
In: 17g
H2O: 305g
TDS: 1.38%
Ratio: 1:18
Aeropress
In: 17g
H2O: 285g
Encore Grind: 6-8 clicks
Steep Time: 1:00 - Stir
Plunge at: 1:20

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Transparency Information

Green Cost Illustration
Green Cost
$5.39/lb.
Transportation Cost Illustration
Transportation Cost
$0.19/lb.
Production Cost Illustration
Production Cost
$5.74/lb.
Sweet Bloom Cost Illustration
Sweet Bloom Cost
$11.32/lb.

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