PRE-ORDER: Studio Series Elite Holiday Box $39.99
PLEASE NOTE! This coffee is for PRE-ORDER ONLY. This coffee will roast on December 13th and will be available for pickup/shipping as of December 15th. Only 45 boxes will be created, and this is one not to be missed. Coffee: Mexico Oaxaca Origin: San Mateo Yoloxochitlan, Oaxaca, Mexico Roast Level: Medium Process: Double fermented and double washed Notes: Fudge, plum, Meyer lemon, grapefruit, hard candy, vanilla extract Description: This coffee is deep and rich, but with a decadent texture. Anticipated notes of chocolate and caramel are dwarfed by stone fruit and citrus flavors – plum, grapefruit, and Meyer lemon. One of the things we appreciate about this coffee is its versatility. There's a harmonious balance between the dense fudgy body and citrus flavors. We found a lush richness that felt nearly cake-like and creamy, or like sucking on a hard candy. Brewed on a V60, we found more complexity in the cup versus an automatic drip brew. As espresso, the sweetness shines. It's sure to be enjoyable, no matter the brewing method used. Background: This particular lot comes from families living near the town of San Mateo Yoloxochitlán who cultivate coffee on farms with just a few acres. Known as the Sierra Mazateca de Oaxaca, this growing region is located in the northernmost corner of Oaxaca where the local population still wear traditional indigenous clothing and intercrop coffee with bananas, corn, beans, and fruit trees. During the harvest, each producer follows a strict protocol which includes picking cherries at optimum ripeness, hand sorting, and floating in a salt solution to remove damaged, undeveloped beans and inoculate the cherries before macerating for 48 hours. Next the beans are depulped, and fermented for 24 hours while submerged in water. After fermentation, the parchment is washed and placed on patios or raised beds to slowly dry to 11%. Please note, pre-order products won't ship till ready. If placing an order that has multiple elements alongside this box, we strongly suggest placing two different orders, if you need the other items prior to this box's ship date.