SEY | Mexico Pedro Gomez, Washed Field Blend
From our friends at Sey:
This is a new coffee to us from a new region and producer! We have long been interested in the potential of Mexico—and Chiapas in particular—and we are very excited to begin working there. In this cup we find a pulpy sweetness, bright above average acidity, and notes of lychee, mango, and coffee cherry.
Hand picked at peak ripeness. Floated to further remove defects and depulped on the day of harvest. Dry fermented for 15-18 hours. Dried on raised beds for 7-10 days.
ABOUT PEDRO GOMEZ
Chiapas is a new region for us, and is very our first exploratory look into Mexico. Tenejapa is a very remote area, and therefore hasn't seen much attention from coffee buyers. However, amongst all of the Mexican coffees we tasted this year, the ones from this region caught our attention for their potential. The members of the coffee-producing group in Tenejapa primarily speak a dialect of Mayan. Pedro Gomez is a leader within the community, and one of the only producers who can also speak Spanish. We're very excited to continue exploring Mexico, and hope to open up what has been a relatively quiet specialty coffee producing country.