Las Barrancas COE 200g
Roasted Hazelnut · Strawberry · Peach · Vanilla
Puebla, Huitzilan de Serdán
Farm / Farmer
Osiel Cortes Aco
Cup of Excellence Mexiko 2022
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“Farm Las Barrancas or The Canyons is located in the community of Cuapan, Huitzilan de Serdán, Puebla. The coffee is grown and processed by the Cortes Aco family. It is located approximately at a height of 1160 meters above sea level. Its dimensions of the land are 3 and a half hectares of which only 2 hectares are planted with coffee and the rest of the region's own forest with oak trees, ocote and ayakouite. The name of the canyons is because it is located in the middle of three river streams that give moisture to the land all year round.
The coffee varietal in the farm is completely Marsellesa, with the 2020-2021 harvest being its third year of production. Within the coffee plantation there are fruit trees such as orange, banana, guava and sugar cane. The harvest months are from December to March with selective cutting of ripe coffee cherries. We have two certifications: Café Practices and Fair Trade which have taught us to be friendly with nature by protecting trees, land and waterways.
The small farm is part of the family inheritance of my father who not only left me the land, but also the love for planting and harvesting coffee. I am very grateful that he taught me this noble work and that I, in the same way, transmit it to the next generation.
Las Barrancas farm is its second participation in a cup of excellence, which is a satisfaction since it is the second year I am in the cup of excellence winners. I have had a wealth of experiences about specialty coffees, as a producer I am convinced that in order to have a fair payment for our coffee It is necessary to carry out the procedures with high quality margins, from selective cutting, adequate fermentation time and care in drying.”
– Osiel Cortes Aco
What is the Cup of Excellence?
Cup Of Excellence is one of the coffee industry's most prestigious competitions, which continues to increase the recognition of the work of coffee farmers.
The competition allows unbiased and stringent analysis of coffee quality and allows farmers of all sizes to participate. It gives them the tools to improve their coffees further.
Coffees go through several rounds of tough evaluation by national and then international judges. Often, only a few dozen of the sometimes thousands of submitted coffees make it through the first, national round.
The farms of the winning coffees will most often gain longterm recognition and get to auction their coffees in a global online-auction for premium prizes.
We are proud to be able to support the project as a Global Coffee Centre and Member of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence.
Preparation filter coffee
There are many different recipes that lead to an excellent cup of coffee, the following example should serve as a basic recipe and can be changed and adapted according to your wishes and willingness to experiment. With this recipe you will brew about 270 ml of coffee, that is one cup, or two cups.
Here is a small guide:
|Water temperature||90 – 96 °C||90 – 96 °C|
|Dose||18 g||18 g|
|Amount of water||300 g||300 g|
|Grind||Medium 20 – 30 Clicks on the Comandante||Medium-coarse 24 – 35 Clicks on the Comandante|
Step by step
Step 1 Preparation:
- Grind 18 g of coffee
- Rinse the filter paper to get rid of papery flavor and preheat the brewer.
Step 2 Blooming:
- Pour in 18 g of coffee.
- Start timer.
- With approx. 40 g water, wet all coffee evenly and quickly.
Blooming prepares the coffee for the coming extraction.
Step 3 Intervals:
Use slow circular motions going inward and back outward in spirals for each pour
- 00:30 min to 120 g
- 00:50 min to 180 g
- 01:15 min to 240 g
- 01:40 min to 300 g
Finally, wait until the coffee has finished brewing and enjoy!
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