Farm: Finca Encino
Variety: Typica, Bourbon, Colombia
Altitude: 1200 MASL
Cup: Sweet and soft with winey fruit acidity, grape, berry, chocolate and mellow floral flavors
Finca Encino, a six-hectare farm at 1,200 masl, is owned and operated by Maria Marcelo. Her coffees are an example of smallholder excellence who are changing the landscape of Mexico specialty coffees.
Within the six hectares, she cultivates around 12,000 trees alongside plantains, oranges, and limes. After harvesting the ripest cherries she sorted and dried them naturally for two weeks. Within the cup, her attention to detail shines clearly through the flavor quality.