Serranos is a group of nearly 200 growers spread throughout 22 communities in the southern end of the Sierra Madre mountain range in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. High elevations and an unwavering commitment to organic practices is the common bond among the Serranos group. Each producer processes coffee with their own micro-mill and dries the coffee in the sun on patios before transporting the coffee in parchment to a centrally located dry mill facility where the coffee is prepared for export. Most of the farms have less than 10 acres in coffee cultivation, which makes farm level production of organic inputs, like Bokashi, an achievable means of maintaining proper plant nutrition. These organic practices also provide a protective buffer for more than 800 plant species and 390 bird species that make their home in the El Triunfo biosphere reserve.
Tasting Notes: A great daily drinker! Very nice and chocolaty cup of coffee. A nice clean lemony crispness upfront at the light to medium roasts especially as the cup cools. A little underdeveloped tasting at light roasts (cinnamon to city), really starts coming together around the medium roast points (city+ to full city) and is a very nice dark roast candidate for those who love some complimenting roasty notes. Assuming you roast it a little closer to 2nd crack, it will develop a medium body and far reduced acidity but won’t loose its sweeter edge. A couple pops into 2nd crack produce still very clear and smooth chocolaty tones without adding over-the-top roasty notes.
Roasting Notes: An easy coffee to roast. Medium chaff, nice screen and pretty even roasting. This cup will mostly appeal to medium and dark roast fans. A little longer setup helps smooth out a bit of acidity if you roast it a bit too light for your preference.