Mexico - Terruno - Washed - Espresso
This is the first Mexican coffee we have ever sourced, and we think you're going to like it.
Mexico is not necessarily known as a hot spot for speciality grade coffee, often overshadowed by so many other high profile origins with more resources to utilise and reputations to ride on. So - we thought it was about time we explored this unknown coffee origin to see what it could offer.
First and foremost - Terruno is not a coffee for those looking for anything wild, experimental or complex (back off speciality heads with your pressure profiling), instead it's for people who like rich, punchy coffee that is sweet, balanced and - dare I say it - quite traditional (We're not judgey). Still interested? Read on...
Terruno is a coffee that comes from a collective of small producers that cannot produce enough coffee individually to produce the required volume to sell / export and understand how to achieve high quality through processing, quality control etc. (Similar to that of our Colombian La Union coffee in 2019). Whilst this might not tick the box for those looking for farm specific traceability, it is a coffee that offers value in other areas that we feel is genuine and worth taking notice of.
Sometimes coffee can't be that unique microlot, run by a coffee fanatic that has organic certification, instead it is produced by a group or collective of some sort, that are trying to earn a living through growing good quality coffee and requires the support of exporters and coffee roasters such as ourselves. This coffee is one of those instances.
About the Farms / Producers / Organisations:
Grupo Terruño Nayarita (GTNAY) is an enterprise that delivers consistently high-quality, socially and environmentally responsible, internet traceable coffee from Mexico.
GTNAY stockholders are independent democratic coffee producing societies scattered throughout the state of Nayarit. These societies range in size from 15 to a hundred producers. And while each society develops its own infrastructure and elects its own leaders, they are equal participants in the GTNAY structure, agreeing to not compete with each other and to implement proven best practices.
A unique stockholder of the GTNAY organization is Cafés Sustentables de Mexico (CAFESUMEX, www.cafesumex.com). CAFESUMEX is the quality assurance member, assisting with dry mill, logistic, and export services.
CAFESUMEX was founded by James Kosalos in Tepic, Nayarit in 2003. CAFESUMEX employees help their fellow GTNAY member producers acquire and accumulate the background and quality assurance data needed to obtain certifications, promote sales, and directly export their coffee. CAFESUMEX is also the co-inventor and manufacturer of the FincaLab Quality Management System along with its fully equipped professional portable Coffee Evaluation Laboratory.
CAFESUMEX uses the FincaLab system to evaluate coffee lots, dispense immediate quality feedback to farmers, design blends to meet export contracts, and print bag labels with barcodes and serial numbers that provide full internet traceability for the coffee.
What's the best way to brew this coffee?
Due to its forgiving nature, it works well in all kinds of espresso machines, whether you have a high end setup such as a Rocket, Marzocco, Expobar (Pro-Sumer) or the likes of a Rancilio Silvia, Gaggia Classic, De'Longhi or Dualit.
Don't have an espresso machine?
This coffee will also work well in a Cafetiere, Clever Dripper or Aeropress, offering you a full bodied full immersion coffee.
- Location: Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
- Varietal: Bourbon, Typica & Caturra
- Process: Washed
- Elevation: 1040masl
- Weight: 250g / 1KG
- Roast: Espresso