Coffee Sponsor: R.STREATHAM
Mexico El Jaguar Estate
227g Medium Roast
Varietal: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon
Grade: SHG FANCY STATE
Processing: Washed Sundried
Tasting Notes: Aroma is spicy with cinnamon and dark chocolate. Flavour has a round body, vanilla and tangerine notes. Has a sweetness of brown sugar and caramel. The acidity is comparable to fine lemon grass.
This coffee comes from a group of small producers. Siltepec is a strictly high grown Coffee. Harvested and processed by small producers under traditional farming methods, shade grown coffee, craft de-pulped, fermented, washed and sundried.
The plantations are located near The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo. In 1972 was named as a Natural area in Chiapas State, to preserve the Quetzal, a special bird native to the area. In 1990, it became a federal Protected area. The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo hosts 11 of the 18 recognized vegetation types in Chiapas; there are been identified about 1,500 species of plants, but maybe this number can grow to 3,000 because of the not classified varieties, which is about the 30% of the flora of all Chiapas territory.
Siltepec is located in the Central part of Chiapas. This Specialty coffee comes from the high altitude area of the Sierra Madre, bordering The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo, which is the habitat of an endemic bird "El Quetzal". This ecological paramo represents 30% of the flora of all Chiapas territory.