el jaguar - Mexico Specialty coffee
VARIETAL: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon
PROCESS: Sun Dried and Fully Washed.
AROMA/FRAGRANCE - Chocolate, Grape, Plum, Honey, Sweet Biscuit
FLAVOUR - Spice, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Sweet, Balanced
ACIDITY - Tangy and Sustained, Green Apple
BODY - Full
BALANCE - Very good balance
AFTERTASTE - Sweet Cocoa
PRODUCER: This coffee comes from a group of small producers. Siltepec is a strictly high grown Coffee. Harvested
and processed by small producers under traditional farming methods, shade grown coffee, craft de-pulped,
fermented, washed and sundried.
BACKGROUND: The plantations are located near The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo. In 1972 was named as a"Natural
area" in Chiapas State, to preserve the "quetzal", a special bird that only lives in this place. In 1990, it became a
federal "Protected area" with an extension of 119 thousand 177 hectares. The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo hosts 11
of the 18 recognized vegetation types in Chiapas; there are been identified about 1,500
species of plants, but maybe this number can grow to 3,000 because of the not classified
varieties, which is about the 30% of the flora of all Chiapas territory.
Siltepec is located in the Central part of Chiapas. This Specialty coffee comes from the high
altitude area of the Sierra Madre, bordering The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo, which is the habitat of an endemic
bird "El Quetzal". This ecological paramo represents 30% of the flora of all Chiapas territory.
This environment holds the cloud forest and middle rain forest of Soconusco zone around the Novillero River. The
weather, including lots of humidity, shade grown, and excellent soil conditions create the perfect environment for
the development of this specialty coffee.