Chiapas Chimhucum Semi-Washed
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Los Altos, Chiapas State, Mexico|
|Est. Price:||$16.95/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2022|
Blind Assessment: Delicately sweet, subtly complex. Dried apricot, cocoa nib, freesia-like flowers, cedar, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Richly bittersweet structure with balanced acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. Cocoa-toned finish with dried apricot and tangerine notes.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers in the Los Altos region of Chiapas from trees of the Caturra, Catuai and Sarchimor varieties of Arabica, and processed by the semi-washed, or “miel” (honey) method, in which in which the skins are removed from the fruit but some of the fruit flesh (mucilage) is allowed to dry on the beans. Badbeard's Microroastery is a Portland, Oregon-based small-batch roaster focused on quality and freshness. Badbeard's encourages its customers to "make great coffee at home." Visit www.badbeardscoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A quietly nuanced, honey-processed Mexico cup with dried stone fruit, cocoa and citrus.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2022 tasting report: Mexico Coffee: Processing Innovation, Cooperatives, and the Tradition of Collaboration