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We don't receive a lot of Mexican specialty coffees in South Africa, and that's a shame, because the ones that have made it here have always been delicious and unique. At least some of those were sourced and roasted by our friends at Origin Coffee Roasting, so we're very happy to see that they've found something new to share with us. Mexico actually has regions with ideal coffee-growing conditions, so although it is not one of the world's biggest exporters of specialty Arabica, it certainly does produce some lots worth trying.
Phaedon's tasting notes
It's fun to have an opportunity to taste a Mexican coffee. It's been a while. This one is all nutty sweetness. It's thoroughly enjoyable. In both my V60 and my AeroPress, it just hit the spot: smooth, easy to drink and delightfully sugary (without the actual sugar). The combination of flavours reminded me of caramelised or sugar-coated nuts. Yum!
- Flavour: Nectarine, caramelised, unrefined sugar, short chocolate finish
- Body: Round, smooth
- Roast: Medium–light
- Acidity: Orange
- Suitable for: Espresso, AeroPress, pourover, siphon
When Guadalupe Zaju's current owner, Eduardo 'Teddy' Esteve, purchased the farm in 2004, it was a true act of faith and commitment to making the formerly great farm into a bastion of quality again.
After purchasing Guadalupe Zaju, Teddy purchased two neighbouring farms – La Gloria and Chanjul – in 2011, all of which are run, today, under the name of Guadalupe Zaju. Currently, only 350 hectares of the farm's total 600 hectares are under coffee. Teddy has set about expanding the area under coffee – mostly with resistant varieties that, nonetheless, offer a great cup (such as Marsellesa and various Hybrids). Maintaining forestland is a commitment, however, and it is almost certain that a good portion of the farm will remain forested.
Teddy has complemented his passion for coffee farming by surrounding himself with experts. All of this is to ensure that Guadalupe Zaju establishes a name for itself as a producer of high-quality coffee.
- Farm: Finca Guadalupe Zaju
- Altitude: 900 to 1,400 masl
- Owner: Teddy Esteve & family
- Varieties: 30% Caturra, 50% Marsellesa, 20% Hybrids
- Processing: Fully washed & dried in guardiolas
- Town/City: Toquian Grande & Pavencul, Soconusco Region, Chiapas
- Country: Mexico