“I reached out to several importers and got many samples before choosing the San Alfonso. It was one of my favorites that I tried, and the background of the coffee was also very intriguing. The person who runs the processing plant, Ernesto, works with local communities in Veracruz to teach them how to grow coffee that is more desirable, and then helps them receive a better price, allowing them to reinvest in their community and the coffee. San Alfonso is a group of farmers from one of these communities.
When tasting this coffee, it initially exhibits a strong sweetness in the form of the malt chocolate and hazelnut flavors. As it cools, the acidity starts to shine with a fruitiness similar to dried apricots. I’ve been liking it as a pourover, but you’ll probably get some other interesting flavors and attributes from other methods, so I encourage everyone to experiment with this complex coffee if they have the chance.” -Alex, Head Roaster