From bean to cup - today we start a series of featured articles that focus on the element
that motivates us every day to create the best technologies for our espresso
machines - coffee!
this chapter with our Coffee Pro Fabrizio Sencion Ramirez, who is going to tell us about
the varietals that fill the coffee plantations of his homeland, in Mexico.
“Mexico is a
producing country, with half of the land under primarily Arabica coffee
production. Most plantations are in the South and the whole process of growing
and harvesting is done manually.
where there once was a mix of different varietals, producers are dividing their
lands with specific varietals - and this is where specialty comes from, when a
piece of land is entirely dedicated to a specific varietal.
you can most commonly see in Mexico are Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mundo Novo,
Pacamara and Maragogype.
Producers have become aware of the growing notoriety of specialty coffee, so now in
Mexico you can find Geisha, Castillo, and many other varietals from
different parts of the world that have very well adapted to the geographical and
climatic conditions of this territory.
evaluate which varietals are best adapting to the new terroir, not only
in terms of yield, but also in terms of the main parameter to
consider for specialty, sensory ".
favorite coffee varietal?
“I am in love with Pluma Hidalgo, an endemic adaptation of the Typica varietal here in Mexico. One of our favorite producers in Oaxaca - Enrique
López - has been very active in rescuing this varietal and making it stronger
and richer in taste. With Cafè Estelar we treat this variety with three
different processes: washed, purple honey and natural.
Right now, even
here in Mexico we have this incredible Geisha trend, I must say that I like it
a lot. The strength of this varietal is the floral, citric and juicy notes, but
it is definitely not a coffee you can drink all day. I prefer coffees where you
can have two or three cups without being overwhelmed or saturated!".
topic will be presented by Cole Torode, our Canadian Coffee Pro and
vice-champion of the World Barista Championship in 2019 - stay tuned!