Francisco Javier Montiel Valencia is the owner of Finca Huehuetecpan in Cosautlan de Carvajal, Veracruz, México and this is not the first time he has placed in the COE competition. In 2017, he came in 12th place. The farm sits at just above 1300 masl and Sr. Montiel is growing Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Garnica and Mundo Novo.
Read more about him here.
Truth be told, this was our favorite lot out of all 28 coffees in the competition...bar none. We are so thrilled to be part of the buying group of three roasters that were able to secure such a wonderful coffee.
For us, this is part of a larger play to involve ourselves more in México as an origin country. For so long, it has been condemned as a country that only produces subpar quality. We'd like to be champions of a few coffees that we think fly in the face of that condemnation!
Tasting Notes: peach, honey, cedar