Water Street Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Kalamazoo, Michigan|
|Coffee Origin:||Chiapas, Mexico|
|Est. Price:||$16.70/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2022|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet-tart, nut-toned. Red apple, almond brittle, magnolia, lemon zest, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with brisk acidity; delicate, satiny mouthfeel. Quiet, gently nut-toned finish.
Notes: Sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Grupo de Asesores de Producción Orgánica y Sustentables (GRAPOS), a farmers’ group operating in the municipalities of Unión Juárez, Cacahoatan, and Tapachula located within the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Comprised of coffees from the Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra and Typica varieties of Arabica, and processed by the washed method. Certified FTO (Fair Trade/Organic.) Water Street Coffee was founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1993 around the values of quality, creativity and community. Visit www.waterstreetcoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A subtly nuanced Mexico cup with crisp apple and sweet herb notes with a throughline of richly sweet nut tones — certified Fair Trade/Organic.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2022 tasting report: Mexico Coffee: Processing Innovation, Cooperatives, and the Tradition of Collaboration