Nueva Esperanza - Mexico - Decaffienated

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Nueva Esperanza - Decaffienated
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Tasting Notes: Marzipan, Almond, Toffee & Cinnamon
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Process: Fully Washed, Mexican Water 
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Varietal: Typica, Catuai, Red & Yellow Caturra, Red & Yellow Bourbon
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Altitude: 1200 - 1500
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Region: Chiapas
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Located roughly four hours from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Finca Nueva Esperanza, translating as ‘New Hope’, was first purchased in 1960 by Ricardo Baumann Brenner and his wife Celia Moreno. After Ricardo's death in 1973, Celia continued managing the farm, involving herself in everything from planting seedlings, setting up a nursery, cultivation and harvesting; all in the pursuit of high-quality coffee.

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To this day, the farm is still owned by the Moreno family. Inherited by Alan Moreno in 2010, the farms reputation gained particular traction after in 2015, Finca Nueva Esperanza were selected by Starbucks Reserve to be their first full Mexican micro lot. Since then, Nueva Esperanza has been noted for its excellence and as an example of ‘best practices’ for specialty coffee in Mexico.

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As an organic producer, production at Finca Nueva Esperanza is free from added pesticides or fertilisers, with old cherry pulp used to rejuvenate the soil. This does, however, leave coffee trees open to disease, with one of the main challenges at Finca Nueva Esperanza being the maintenance of older trees. To combat this issue, 25% of Finca Nueva Esperanza is renovated every year, making sure the remaining 75% is working at full productivity. Regularly adding new trees also allow producers to cycle in new varieties such as Marsellesa: the variety is becoming increasingly popular in the region for its resistance to leaf rust.

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This unique non-chemical decaffeination process uses clear pure waters from the highest mountain in Mexico, the Pico de Orizaba, known as Citlatepetl in the local indigenous language.

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The process works by immersing the green beans in water to extract the caffeine content. The water preserves the soluble flavour components of the green beans, helping to protect the original characteristics of the coffee.

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To remove the caffeine from the water containing these soluble flavour elements, the water is passed through a filtration system. This produces a solution comprising the origin mountain water and the soluble coffee flavours, now free from caffeine.

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