Mexico is not the first destination on the speciality coffee map, but the El Jaguar Washed SHG scoring of 84.5 on the q grade will soon change this attitude.
We did a blind taste test at The Roastery and everyone thought this was a new fruity, sweet full bodied blend that Jamie had just created. It has amazing characteristics and lower than expected acidity levels. We feel it works in all brew methods....a must for espresso drinkers.El Jaguar comes from Siltepec, in the centre of the Ciapas province near the southern border of Mexico. There, in the mountains of the Sierra Madre, this coffee is grown. The area borders an ecological reserve known as El Truinfo, which protects some of the most precious plant and animal life in Central America. Being near to the equator, this part of Mexico benefits from year-round hot weather, allowing for coffee to be cultivated at high altitudes in much the same way that it is in more famous coffee-producing parts of the world, like West Africa.
Harvested and processed by small producers under traditional farming methods - shade grown coffee, craft de-pulped, fermented, washed and sun dried. This method creates a unique cup starting with some dark chocolate notes with the aroma. A round body, spice and caramel flavour balanced with subtle lemon grass acidity. With fruity tangerine notes, this combines to create a unique cup.