This is an excellent fresh reserve lot from Terruno Nayarita. One of the most trackable and sustainable Mexican coffees (and tasty!) . one of our first relationship coffees here at Burman, we have been working with them for going on 17 seasons now. Be sure to check out all the information at trackyourcoffee.com. This is lot GTN7103017
Want to know why we think Terruño Nayarita is so cool? Check out our new blog post about them.
This is a farm that holds a special place in our hearts. Gathered around an extinct volcano, Cerro San Juan, a committed group of 260 cooperative coffee farmers are working together to produce arguably the best coffee in Mexico. Terruño Nayarita coffees come from heirloom trees. The word ‘Terruño’ means ‘homestead’. These are farmers that take great pride in their coffee.
San Cristobal Coffee Importers takes great care to find and produce excellent coffee, making sure farmers use safe, sustainable shade techniques and provide a fair wage to the workers. Check out their webpage:
Average Altitude 996 m. Volcanic Soil.
32% Catuai, 49% Caturra, 16% Criollo (Typica), 3% Mundo Novo.
Shade Grown: 3 out of 4 stars.
Always one of our favorite Mexican coffees . A little fuller bodied than most lots, good sweetness and full of a floral nutty chocolaty tones. Lighter roasts add some cool floral but risk some underdeveloped notes if way light. Medium to just before 2nd crack will produce smooth defined and balanced cups. Darker roasts get edgy and strong, smoky nutty and bakers chocolate tones which some will definitely like as well
I would shoot for a nice medium roast to right before the second crack – a little bit of a rougher cup into second crack but nice chocolate notes with just a hint of a floral aspect. A bit sweeter and smoother right before the second crack but not quite as hefty of a cup.
Aspen (verified owner) –
I bought this coffee from San Cristobal brokers around twenty years ago. They called it “Malinal” and it was the finest Mexican coffee that I’ve ever tasted. So I was extremely excited to find this from the same producers these years later. With the commercial roaster that I had (Dietrich) I took it to City, but with my Behmor I over shot that and went to full city, almost French. After sitting for a few days the beans are very oily. And there is a smokiness in the taste due to roasting to this length (to 2nd crack). I’m not a fan of dark roasts but even though this coffee is shining through it. The body has a rich mouth feel, very full, but clean. I get chocolate, but that is expected. I going to roast the next batch lighter, towards City and see what surprises are there. But this is an excellent bean. I will be purchasing much more. Thanks for buying from the lovely people of San Cristobal, too!
Kathy (verified owner) –
Very good! I enjoy strong medium to dark roasts and am partial to Indonesian coffees. I roasted this on Behmor just verging on 2C. It was delicious & is now on my list of favorites.