Mexico Finca Santa Cruz
12 oz valve bag
Producer: Pepe Arguello
Elevation: 1750 masl
Farm: Finca Santa Cruz
Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Yellow Caturra
Importer: Red Fox Coffee Merchants
Plum, Almond, Vanilla
Pepe Arguello is one of our favorite producers in the world. He is a former Mexico Cup of Excellence winner with his Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Gesha blend. We had some of this coffee in 2021 and it wowed us to no end. This lot, designated La Casona (the House), is the same blend only without the Gesha. This coffee has scored very high on our tables for the last three seasons, and we hope to be able to visit Pepe at Finca Santa Cruz soon.Pepe’s father is a well known coffee producer in Chiapas as well, so Pepe has been involved in coffee production since he was a baby. When he bought Finca Santa Cruz he dove headfirst into specialty coffee production. Community-wise, the local workforce is integral to success.
After the community helps harvest cherry, Pepe first floats the cherry in water then ferments for 20-72 hours in concrete tanks depending on outside factors like weather and ambient temperature, using pH as his guide. He then dries washed parchment on raised beds with mesh covering for 17-25 days. He uses a hydrometer to measure the level of moisture in the coffee during drying. His practices also help inform and grow education in the surrounding farmer population. He carries on the legacy of his father and his community while advancing with the technologies of the present, producing a truly stellar product.