|Roaster Location:||Viroqua, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||Oaxaca, Mexico|
|Est. Price:||$19.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||September 2022|
Blind Assessment: Deeply sweet, crisply chocolaty. Baking chocolate, almond nougat, pear, fresh-cut oak, pink grapefruit zest in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; full, syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish centers around notes of almond nougat and pink grapefruit zest.
Notes: Produced by smallholding members of the UNECAFE Cooperative, from trees of the Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mundo Novo and Marsellesa varieties of Arabica, and processed by the washed method. Certified organic. Wonderstate Coffee, formerly Kickapoo Coffee, is an award-winning roaster based in rural Wisconsin known for its commitment to guaranteeing higher pay for farmers and being the country’s first 100% solar-powered roastery. Visit wonderstate.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A classic Mexico cup — sweet, balanced, chocolaty and nut-toned.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2022 tasting report: Mexico Coffee: Processing Innovation, Cooperatives, and the Tradition of Collaboration