Almond, dried fruit, dark chocolate
Soft and sweet almond balances dried fruit, with prune and raisin filling the cup alongside a delicate dark chocolate edge.
Ensambles Cafes Mexicanos, a project since 2017 focused on speciality coffee, is led by Miguel Guevara, an agronomist from Montaña Alta.
Miguel delivers training on selective picking, cherry flotation, and drying. He also supports the project by obtaining regional funds to finance a nursery, local warehouses, raised beds etc.
The first producers to join this initiative were all women. They decided to call their project JUBA, which means mountains in their indigenous language Mephaa. Many women in this region are empowered to make decisions because their husbands often live north for work. Those women call themselves the "Evas" in reference to the first woman Eve. Discontentment with low prices has allowed this process to grow rapidly, increasing from 5 to 70 producers in 5 years.
Ensambles now has three regional labs in Montaña Alta with analysts and cuppers where producers can come and bring their samples and get feedback and recommendations.
- Region: Juba, 33 small scale producers
- Producer: Montaña Alta, Guerrero
- Variety: Typica, Bourbon
- Process: Natural
- Altitude: 1500 – 1900masl
- Harvest date: February 2023