|Roaster Location:||Santa Rosa Beach, Florida|
|Coffee Origin:||Los Altos, Chiapas State, Mexico|
|Est. Price:||$16.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2022|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet, balanced, spice-toned. Baking chocolate, almond butter, date, clove, magnolia in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with gentle, round acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolaty nut tones in the finish supported by magnolia-like flowers.
Notes: Produced by smallholding members of the Maya Vinic Cooperative from trees of the Typica, Caturra and Mundo Novo varieties of Arabica, and processed by the traditional washed method (fruit skin and flesh are removed from the beans before they are dried). Certified organic and Fair Trade. The company name Amavida combines the Spanish words for love and life, reflecting Amavida’s multifaceted commitment to fairness and fine coffee. For more information, visit www.amavida.com or call 850-213-1965.
The Bottom Line: A satisfyingly familiar Mexico cup: crisp, chocolaty, balanced, harmonious.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2022 tasting report: Mexico Coffee: Processing Innovation, Cooperatives, and the Tradition of Collaboration