Guest Coffee: Finca Muxbal (Mexico)
December 10, 2012

We have a really gorgeous new guest coffee from the folks at Volcano Coffee Works.  Mexico Finca Muxbal is from a family farm in Chiapas and produces a wonderful lively cup that manages to be really fruity without sour acidity.

Finca Muxbal (the name means ‘place surrounded by clouds’ in the local dialect) is managed by mother and son team Maeggi Rodriguez and Jorge Gallardo.  The farm was purchased in 1959 by Maeggi’s father, Don Enrique, who introduced three principles that remain important today: social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the production of very high quality coffee.

The farm is Rainforest Alliance certified and received 100% in recent audits – the first farm in Mexico to receive such perfection.  There is housing for permanent and temporary staff, a spotlessly clean canteen which serves three nutritious meals a day.  There is also a well-equipped school, which is open throughout the harvest for the children of the coffee pickers.  Great emphasis is placed on all of the social needs of the people who work the land at Muxbal.

Altitude: 1600m
Location: Chiapas, Southern Mexico
Process: Wet processed, patio dried/machine dried
Varietal: Caturra, catuai, mundo novo & pacamara

The coffee produces a wonderfully complex cup, fruity as an espresso with a little more earthiness in milk.  Wonderful!  Shown here as a double piccolo (4oz).

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