Mexico FTO Oaxaca -La Entrada - Archived Review

Mexico FTO Oaxaca -La Entrada - Archived Review

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THIS COFFEE HAS SOLD OUT. La Entrada has sweet to savory aromatics, notes of honey, bran muffin, Umami tea, walnut, and bittersweet chocolate chips. City+ to Full City+. Good for espresso.

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Additional Info

Cultivars Bourbon, Caturra, Catimor, Typica
Grade SHG EP
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 15 - 17 screen
Processing Method Wet Processed
Arrival Date July 2016 Arrival
Region Santa Maria Yucuhiti, Tlaxiaco
Roast Recommendations City+ is a good starting point, and I'd go all the way up to 2nd snaps
Organic Yes
Farm Gate Yes
Recommended for Espresso Yes

Description

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This coffee was collected from small holder coffee farmers in and around the town of Santa Maria Yucuhiti, which lies in the Sierra Juárez mountain area (part of Sierra Madre Occidental). "La Entrada", Spanish for "the entrance", refers Santa Maria Yucuhiti's geographic location, a sort of entrance to the northern slopes of the Sierras. Most of the coffee exported from this region are through local cooperatives who hold both Fair Trade and Organic certifications. The coffee tradition is one of "small holders", usually consisting of a few thousand trees, hand pulpers, and wet processing. This small holder blend is mostly made up of Caturra, Typicas, Bourbon, and Catimor hybrids. The indigenous population in this region are the Ayuuk people (or "Mixe"), whose language ties them to the Olmecs, however local belief has them originating in the South American Andes.

La Entrada has an aroma of sweet to savory notes, toasted walnut bread with cinnamon and sugar, English Breakfast tea, and an accent of miso paste. Full City roasts give off a bran muffin smell - a mixture of buttermilk and bran, with dark brown sugar - along with subtle cocoa roast tones. The cup flavor when hot has much in common with the aroma, a honey wheat flavor, bran cereal, and mild notes of Umami tea show in City roast. City+ to Full City has a bit more depth of sweetness, raw sugars and the like, along with a flavor of bittersweet chocolate chips. Full City and Full City+ roasts will work well as single origin espresso, heavy cocoa and creamy nut tones. You might try using equal parts of La Entrada with a dry process Brazil for a 70% espresso blend base, adding a heftier sweetness than if all Brazil, filling out the rest with 20% Guatemala for body and sweetness, and 10% all bourbon coffee from Rwanda for subtle highlights.