One of life's most surprising pleasures is to taste the difference between an excellent coffee and an extraordinary one. As with fine wine, the profound complexity of coffee involves over a thousand flavor constituents that define its aroma, character and finish.
The Menéndez family has grown coffee for over four generations near the "Cerro las Ranas" (Mountain of Frogs), and these coffees are their prized products. The farms border untouched rainforest, where the coffee grows in harmony with wildlife. Miguel Menéndez, Sr., is a perfect example of how passion for coffee can affect a whole family and raise its economic stature, along with that of its surrounding community. Senor Menéndez makes daily walks through his farms during harvest to ensure that all cherries are picked at the perfect level of ripeness. His attention to detail makes him an exquisite and consistent micro-lot producer, as he is able to identify where a coffee on his farm came from, right down to the specific tree!
The aroma is fruity and floral with sweet honey. The flavors are citric and bright. The sweetness is fruity with strong notes of peach and pineapple. The body is bold, nutty and balanced.
Rated 90 Points by an independent "Q" cupper panel. "Q" Cuppers are certified expert coffee tasters. The resulting selections are unique and rare. Each numbered box of coffee has been cultivated, transported, roasted and packaged according to stringent protocols and carries a tamper-proof seal of authenticity to ensure its inherent value. Each harvest is packaged in a specially designed valve bag ensuring optimum freshness. Every Exotic Origin Coffee is a limited release. Menendez Reserve: 1500 lbs 3400 boxes.
Net weight per box:
6 oz. Serves 24+ cups of coffee.