Producer: Alejandro Martinez Anaya
Varietal(s): Mundo Maya
Growing Elevation: 1200 Meters
Region: Veracruz. Coatepec. Mexico
Around 60 hectares on Alejandro Martinez Anaya’s 250 hectare farm San Jose is devoted to coffee. Coffee cherries are picked at optimum ripeness and fermented for about 18 hours. The coffee is then depulped the following day and washed before being set to dry in a casa elba (rooftop drying structure) for 32 days. This particular lot is a newer and rarer varietal Mundo Maya, a first-generation (F1) hybrid originating from a cross between a rust-resistant descendant of the Timor Hybrid and an Ethiopian Landrace. According to the World Coffee Research,”F1 hybrid parents are chosen to be genetically distant from one another; this distance maximizes hybrid vigor, which translates into high yields and overall vigor (for example, tolerance to frost), without losses in cup quality or disease resistance. There are only a handful of F1 hybrid coffee varieties in the world, most developed in the last 10 years, and only recently commercially available to farmers.” This particular lot is very pleasant to drink, round with a thick body, and boasts tasting notes of purple grape, snickerdoodle, and hazelnut.