MEXICO - MONTE AZUL
Indulge in the rich and bold flavours of Monte Azul, the finest Mexican specialty coffee from the picturesque Huatusco region. In your cup you will experience a full bodied coffee with hints of chocolate, honey and smooth caramel. We knew as soon as we had our first cup that this would become a firm favourite at the Roastery!
- All of our coffees are 100% Specialty Grade
- We roast to order so you can guarantee the freshest possible coffee
- All of our coffees are ethically sourced
Mexico has a strong domestic consumption of the coffee it produces and consumes around 50% of all it grows. Most coffee is grown in the southern highlands of Chiapas and Oaxaca and produces both Robusta and Arabica varietals. Coffees from these regions are medium bodied with mild acidity. Characterised by chocolate and almond flavours, with sweet and fruity notes to accompany it. The coffees in the south are reminiscent of Guatemalan highland Huehuetenango. Mexico is also one of the pioneers of certified coffees – Fairtrade and Organic are common here, and organic coffee has been grown in Mexico since the 1980’s – much earlier than many of the better known organic producers of today. Having recognised the need for higher quality coffees; with the US as the leading trading partner for Mexican coffee, the Mexican Coffee Council is helping the industry reach its potential through traceability programs and investment in stronger varietals to combat recent plagues of leaf rust that have decimated past crops.
We always recommend buying whole bean coffee as this is best for freshness. We are however happy to grind our coffee to your specification if this is how you would prefer it. Please note, we only supply ground coffee in 227g and 500g bags for optimal freshness.