Super finite quantity. Super exceptional body. Super luscious taste.
All the super cool words for this new Mexico Honey Geisha coffee that's tasting like pomegranate, lime, and cocoa nibs. Michael and Ben had the opportunity to cup this coffee while visiting Oaxaca this past February, and it immediately stood out amongst the 40+ different lots they had the pleasure to taste!
Producer// Wilfrido Martinez Gonzales
Region// Santiago Atitlan, Oaxaca
Flavor Notes// Pomegranate, Lime, Cocoa Nibs
Certifications // Organic
Deep in the beautiful state of Oaxaca, Mexico, is Wilfrido’s family farm where monkeys (called changos) hang around and jump from tree to tree. For Wilfrido, coffee is much more than an agricultural product, it is tradition, it is his life. And he’s proud to continue with his family tradition, producing coffee.
However, in around 2015, Wilfrido started taking a closer look at his processes and techniques to produce coffee and see how he could improve to achieve a better cup quality. This involved improving procedures, varieties, and technical details that helped him improve his coffee profile.
Over the years, this has helped Wilfrido improve his quality of life, by receiving better incomes which he then reinvests on the farm and with his family. “Working with specialty coffee, especially with Caravela Coffee has been very beneficial, because they value the work, the quality, and the dedication that we invest into the coffee. This motivates us to continue improving and producing coffee.” says Wilfrido.
He has been experimenting and currently processes washed, naturals, and honey coffees. All coffees are carefully picked and floated before processing. Washed coffees are fermented for 20 hours while honey batches are pulped and directly transferred to raised beds for slow drying. As the farm is located in very cloudy and foggy conditions, the coffee takes between 15 and 20 days to dry.