Hasbean - Mexico Finca Fátima Natural (Plums, strawberry, milk chocolate, caramel)
Hasbean - Mexico Finca Fátima Natural (Plums, strawberry, milk chocolate, caramel)
Hasbean - Mexico Finca Fátima Natural (Plums, strawberry, milk chocolate, caramel)
Hasbean - Mexico Finca Fátima Natural (Plums, strawberry, milk chocolate, caramel)
Hasbean - Mexico Finca Fátima Natural (Plums, strawberry, milk chocolate, caramel)
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Hasbean - Mexico Finca Fátima Natural (Plums, strawberry, milk chocolate, caramel)

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Tasting notes: Plums, strawberry, milk chocolate, caramel.

Immersed in the mesophilic mountain forest, Finca Fátima is located at an altitude of 1,250 meters above sea level in the municipality of Coatepec, Veracruz, where some of the very first Arabica trees were planted in Mexico. Coatepec is often called the coffee capital of Mexico and is home to a number of coffee producers however the name Coatepec doesn't actually have anything to do with coffee - in the Nahuatl language, coati means serpent and tepeti means hill so push them together and you get 'The Hill of the Snakes', eek.

Way back in the 1970's, Finca Fátima was first acquired by Antonio Orea and Genoveva Pérez-Redondo. In 2010, the farm was replanted and redesigned using single-varietal parcels and high quality, rust-resistant hybrids. Fatima’s coffee was primarily sold as high-quality commodity lots until 2018 when Givette and Ernesto - both third-generation producers - decided to really push the quality of their coffee and enter the specialty coffee market.

The farm is planted with a mixture of Geisha (surprisingly common in Mexico!), Typica, Bourbon, Garnica and Marsellesa. Within its 16 hectares, it provides a protected shade coffee plantation with more than 15 varieties of fruit trees that provide shelter to a wide range of species of birds and animals. The plantation also houses two water springs, endemic flowers and ancient tree ferns native to the forest.

This particular lot is a blend of Typica, Garnica and Bourbon. It comes from a parcel of land on Finca Fátima called "El Manantial" which means the spring, because it's from the coldest part of the farm near the river Pixquiac.

After selective picking and mechanical selection of cherries by weight, the coffee was fermented in cherry for 48 hours, anaerobically. It was then dried on patios for 3 days, then on shaded raised beds for 8 days with an extra hand selection of cherries, and finally once it reached 15% humidity it was dried in mechanical drier at a low temperature (40 degrees) to reach 11% moisture.

There's lots of damson and bruised plums up front in the cup, before it finishes with a delicate strawberry note. As it cools, milk chocolate and soft caramel joins that fruit for a deliciously moreish coffee.

  • Country: Mexico
  • State: Veracruz
  • Municipality: Coatepec
  • Producers: Givette and Ernesto Pérez Orea
  • Farm: Finca Fátima
  • Farm size: 15 hectares
  • Altitude: 1,250 m.a.s.l.
  • Area of farm: El Manantial
  • Processing method: Natural
  • Fermentation time: 48 hours (anaerobic)
  • Varietals: Typica, Garnica & Bourbon

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