Celebrate our 10th Anniversary with us! We have a trio collection of gift sets and coffees featuring one of three very special small lots of coffee from last year's Cup of Excellence winner, Pepe Arguello. Finca Santa Cruz is operated by Pepe Arguello, whose father was also a well-known coffee producer. Finca Santa Cruz is located in the State of Chiapas in the municipality of La Concordia on the Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. Mr. Arguello’s farming practices reflect his desire for a more precise, agronomically advanced and conservation focused approach. He harvests ripe coffee cherries according to Brix (sugar content) and his fermentation process is done according to pH targets. He generally seeks experimentation, knowledge base growth and collaboration. Finca Santa Cruz is approximately 60 hectares (which is small, but larger than most regional producer lots we source).
This is an 8 oz. bag of our Mexico Finca Santa Cruz Maragogype. This is a very large bean that produces a good quality cup. The tree yields a low number of cherries and is susceptible to leaf rust. Because of the low yield and susceptibility, it is not grown in as large numbers as, say, in the 1980s or prior. It is one of the parents of the pacamara variety -- the -mara part. For this particular cup, look for earthy notes, tobacco leaf, and nougat.