Espresso Review - Mexico Nayarita by Velton's Coffee
  • Velton's Coffee

    Seattle, Washington
  • Mexico Nayarita

Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2011
Origin: Nayarit, Mexico. Price: $14.00/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Evaluated as espresso. Co-taster Sean Kohmescher (92) and Ken (88) split on this coffee and how to read its deep, ferment-toned fruit. Sean enjoyed the distinctive character of the fruit: “stone-fruited chocolate” with a hint of grapefruit. Ken read the same fruit but also picked up nagging musty/salty tendencies. Two parts milk smoothed things out a bit for Ken, developing a chocolaty sweetness, though Sean remained more committed here also, praising the shot’s “light, sweet, berries and cream” performance in milk.

Notes: From a project in Mexico with a long and honorable history of dried-in-the-fruit coffees. This is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Located in Everett, Washington, north of Seattle, Velton's Coffee is a quality-focused small-batch wholesale roaster. Visit or call 206-250-6130 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy fruity, slightly fermenty dried-in-the-fruit naturals should like this designed-for-espresso presentation of the type.


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