Mexico Finca Las Cascadas
Altitude: 900 - 1900 Meters
Variety: Marsellesa, Catuai, and Sarchimore
Profile: Plum, Dark Chocolate, Crème Brulée, Graham Cracker
About: Finca Las Cascadas was the second farm for E-Cafe Chiapas, the wonderful export group and NGO who we worked with for this naturally processed coffee. Finca Las Cascadas, named for the many waterfalls on the finca, was called by the previous owner, Finca Belgica, but when E-Cafe took it over they planned not only to improve the name, but the coffee quality as well. And when a group that took another Chiapas farm (Finca Las Chicharras) from unheard of, to a COE winner in the span of 3 years, you have to take them serious. Not only do we think that E-Cafe is producing incredible coffee on this farm, they’ve taken to initiative to be one of the few people in Mexico producing naturals.
This naturally processed lot is handpicked and sun dried on raised beds in a green house that maintains a temperature of 30-35℃. The coffee goes through destoning after drying to ensure that no foreign matter makes it through. After hulling to remove the dried skin and parchment, the green coffee is color sorted and graded by size to keep the lot uniform visually and in quality.