Sweet and enticing with flavours of orange blossom, pineapple and white sangria throughout. Naturally processed, it possesses a rich syrupy body with roasted hazelnut + smoky cinnamon chocolate in the finish.
Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Grupo Terruño Nayarita
Coming off the top rope is this beauty from Terruño Nayarita, Mexico! This is a fantastic coffee with a fantastic story to match.
We’ve named it ‘Lucha Libre’, after the much beloved sport of wrestling in Mexico. Directly translated ‘Lucha Libre’ means ‘Free Fight’ – and this is exactly what the farmers of Terruño Nayarita had to do to gain access to the soil they now call their own.
Gathered around the extinct volcano Cerro San Juan, just west of Tepic, the area was initially settled in 1910 and established as the center of a very wealthy landowners farm. After several years the wealthy landowner received petitions from his workers wanting to buy a small piece of his land to grow their own crops but time after time he refused their offer. In 1939 however, the Mexican government passed an agrarian reform resolution which allowed the formation of ‘Ejidos’ (communal pieces of land) and the following year the community was granted an endowment of 3500 hectares to form their own ‘Ejido’. Today, farmers now work this communal land together with pride to produce arguably the best coffee in Mexico - what their ancestors fought so hard for.
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