COE Mexico Cañada Fría
Caramel Apple, Fig, Warming Spices
2018 Cup of Excellence Winner #9 The Cup of Excellence auction is a country-by-country competition that encourages producers to submit their very best. We were so impressed with the sweet, comforting complexity of this year's entries, we knew we needed to secure a lot for ourselves. This coffee from Finca Cañada Fría won 9th place overall, and it was the farm's 6th time as a COE winner. It's a deeply sweet coffee with cozy notes of caramel, apple, fig and spice that only gets sweeter and more dynamic as it cools. It's basically autumn in a cup.
Producer Daniel Cobilt Castro
Region Axocuapan, Veracruz
Process Washed, Fermented 36 hours
Elevation 1450 masl
Variety Bourbón, Caturra, Pacamara
Soil Volcanic Loam
Harvest Feb 2018
Finca Cañada Fria is located on the Huatusco – Xalapa highway near the community of Axocuapan, Veracruz. They take great care of the environment by not using herbicides, fungicides and any product that contaminates the land and the ecosystem. They started producing specialty coffee 10 years ago and first participated in the Cup of Excellence Mexico 2012. They have been in the COE finals 6 times since then.