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Mexico

Alejandro Jiménez

The return of Cafeólogo’s project in Chiapas, Southern Mexico, with a single farm lot from Alejandro Jiménez


  • A soft and sweet lot with an interesting aroma, reminiscent of vanilla.
  • Coffee expression
    A floral & balanced coffee
  • Whole Bean Coffee
    250g (8.8oz) or 1000g (35.3oz)
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Regular price
$24.00

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$24.00

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Producer
Alejandro Jiménez

Varietal
Typica, Bourbon, Caturra

Process
Washed

Our second year working with Cafeólogo, innovative producers in the Chiapas region of Southern Mexico.

Mexico

Cafeólogo

Cafeólogo is a project founded by Jesús Salazar, focussing mainly on indigenous coffee growers in the area around San Cristobal de las Casas in central Chiapas, the southernmost region of Mexico. San Cristobal is located rather close to the border with Guatemala, and is in fact only around 200 km or about a 5 hour drive from San Marcos Huista in Huehuetenango, where we have purchased several coffees in the past. Starting in 2010, Jesús initially worked with 4 small producers, but soon many producers in the area were curious about the project, and the prices they could be paid for their coffee through their newly found access to the speciality market. To be able to accept so many more farmers into the project, Jesús realised that quality control would be very difficult if each producer was to grow and process their own coffee. So he made it his mission to add value to each group of producer’s work through careful processing, undertaking a Q-processing course and building two community wet mills, Sibactel and San Pedro.

Processed by Cafeólogo’s Q-processing expert, Jesús Salazar in the regional capital of San Cristobal de las Casas.

Chiapas

Alejandro Jiménez

Alejandro Jiménez and his family were some of the first farmers that Jesús worked with when he started Cafeólogo. Alejandro’s father, Ramon had always grown coffee in the county of Aldama, a rural community in the highlands of Chiapas. Although he spoke very little Spanish, and had very little experience of the speciality coffee market, Jesús describes him as always smiling and saying yes, a man with a very positive can-do attitude. Unfortunately Ramon passed away almost three years ago, passing his farm to his son Alejandro. The challenges Alejandro has inherited from his father in growing high quality coffee in this very rural region are numerous, both logistically and agriculturally. Jesús’ feels that Alejandro’s new outlook, combined with the experience he gained together with his father, have led to a very strong and resilient view of the future.

Alejandro’s cherries, a mix of Bourbon, Typica and Caturra, were taken to the Cafeólogo’s processing facility in the regional capital of San Cristobal de las Casas. The town lies at 2100 masl, much higher than the farm itself, and is much cooler, cloudier and windier. This has had a clear effect on the processing. The long and slow fermentation and drying mean that the expression here is softened into stewed fruit character, while unveiling an interesting aroma that reminds us of vanilla.

Technical Data

  • Producer

    Alejandro Jiménez
  • Region

    Chiapas
  • Altitude

    1500 masl
  • Varietal

    Typica, Bourbon, Caturra
  • Process

    Washed
  • Harvest

    May 2021

Washed Process

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade.

The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavour that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.


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