Producer: Pepé Arguello
Origin: State - Chiapas, Municipality - La Concordia
Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Yellow Caturra, Geisha
Sourced by: Red Fox Coffee Merchants
It doesn’t happen all the time, but there are certain coffees I’ve come across that make me do a hard-stop momentary pause of reflection. In a cupping environment where no facial expressions or verbal cues are to be given to eliminate bias in the purchasing process, my own dumbfounded look and stare at my spittoon usually acts as an inadvertent sign that I’m freaking out about a coffee.
This coffee from Finca Santa Cruz definitely had me in a serious trance, in the coffee matrix you could say. Time stood still as flavors filled my brain – “Melons…berry…honey.” As binary code swiveled on the walls and started to turn holographic green, I knew this was a Botz star -- it completely broke my flavor programming sensors. MORPHEUS, I THINK I’VE CRACKED THE CODE.
Brewed, this coffee has a raspberry acidity and honeydew sweetness. We have a small raspberry bush on the side of our house in a raised-bed garden, and when I was younger, I would take a bunch of them and crush them into a jammy, sweet goo, which I would inhale by the spoonful. Combine that sweet goo with Werther’s butterscotch candies, and you have a very representative example of what Finca Santa Cruz will taste like in your favorite mug. Sound wild but also extremely delicious? Then put on some 90s sunglasses, Neo, you’re about to enter the Finca Santa Cruz matrix as well. I really hope it gives you the “Botz pause” like it did to me when I first tasted it.
***Please note that coffee orders are roasted, processed, and shipped on Saturdays. The cutoff for orders is 12:00 pm each Friday.***