Small Batch Mexico Finca La Cuesta - Allegro Coffee

Small Batch Mexico Finca La Cuesta

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Our Small Batch Limited Edition Series highlights a rotation of unique and new coffees from producers demonstrating exceptional quality and innovation. Our sourcing team uncovered our most recent release, Mexico Finca La Cuesta, from Mexico’s southern state of Veracruz.

There is some dispute about the history of how coffee first came to Mexico in the late 18th century. However, the most often referenced account says production began when Spanish colonists brought coffee plants from Antilles to Veracruz—the southern state from which this small lot hails. Originally coffee was grown on large colonial plantations. After the Mexican revolution from Spain, these plantations were split up into smaller scale farms amongst indigenous farming communities. Today there are over 300,000 small-scale coffee farms in Mexico and the country is in the top ten for world production. In Veracruz, the average farm size is less than 18 hectares and many farmers are part of large co-ops.

Finca La Cuesta is owned by Francisco Caraza and is an independent farm. This means Caraza sells his coffee on his own—not bulked together with other farmers’ beans. He grows 100% Typica variety under native shade trees. He used a traditional fully-washed process for this lot and dried the parchment coffee on African-style raised beds in the sun.The result is a highly satisfying cup with notes chocolate and spice and everything nice.

Learn more about our small batch line and the people behind the coffee.


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