Chocolate and fruit forward jammy strawberry/cherry notes. Smooth, velvety honey toned mouth-feel.
Caffe Fantastico has proudly offered coffee from this distinct northern terroir for almost 20 years. Starting with exceptional coffee from the small community of El Malinal, we now support a collective of several communities, thanks to our long standing supplier Gruppo Terruño Nayarita (GTN).
GTN, as a US/ Mexico partnership, offer comprehensive producer services in education, quality control, coffee processing, and export. Each and every lot of coffee is rigorously evaluated for cup quality. The top coffees are separated, allowing them to showcase their special quality and characteristics. Farmer members benefit from a fully traceable QC system that has earned them higher premiums for quality, ensuring long-term sustainability.
This coffee is produced using natural or dry process. This method is the oldest, and is generally most difficult to achieve excellent results. After the cherry is picked, it is immediately thinly spread out on either concrete patios or raised mesh drying tables, with the cherry skin kept intact. The coffee is repeatedly raked to ensure even drying until it reaches a raisin-like appearance and a stable moisture content (about 9-11%). This method can result in high sweetness, body, and complex fruit laden qualities in the cup.