This week we are featuring a bean from Chiapas, Mexico from the Tzijib Babi Cooperative.
Tzijib Babi “represents 14 organizations and over 714 individual members of SSS (Sociedades Solidaridad Social) from the Yajalón, Tumbala, Ocosingo, and Chiapas regions. Uapeéis Tzijib Babi members produce organic coffee and honey, and distribute raw materials necessary to produce honey, organic “green” coffee, and market-ready roasted and ground coffees” – From http://www.strauscom.com
What is most immediately striking about this coffee is it’s aroma. When it first arrived in the shop, John and I were bagging it up and were amazed by how peppery it was. Our tasting notes indicate a medium body with a slightly higher acidity. There is a unique coriander taste that compliments the distinctive pepper. An underlying unsweetened chocolate with hints of vanilla. Smooth mouth-feel with slight citrus finish.