Nueva Linda is a Coffee Estate located in the Sierra Madre mountains of Southern Mexico in the state of Chiapas. The farm shares a buffer with the Triunfo Biospehere reserve, a tropical cloud forest preserve of some 50,000 acres, which helps to temper a changing climate and provide rich soil and clean water.
Don Octavio Moguel Farrera started in coffee farming as a driver on another farm. From there a love to produce coffee was born. After years of effort and hard work he purchased a small farm and began his life of quality coffee production.
This farm is en route to Rainforest Alliance certification.
Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping a cup of Mexico Nueva Linda, from Passion House Coffee Roasters in Chicago, Illinois. Feel free to pull up a chair.
origin: Concordia, Chiapas, Mexico
farm: Nueva Linda
producer(s): Don Octavio Moguel Farrera
elevation: 1250 – 1550 meters above sea level
cultivars: Mundo Novo, Caturra
process: fully washed, patio dried
Just opening the bag and smelling the aroma coming off the Mexico Nueva Linda has me wondering why it’s been so long since I last tried something from my friends at Passion House. Floral fragrances and nutty tones tickle the tip of the nose, ushering in further scents of rosemary, caramel, and citrus.
As I take my first few sips, I am immediately transported to a state of peace, comfort, and relaxation. Sweet, confectious flavors of toffee, pecan brittle, and oatmeal raisin cookies blanket the palate with a creamy texture, introducing fruit flavors that bring up the second half of the cup.
As it cools off, silky fruit juices gush over the middle of the tongue like popping bobas. Sweet clementine and green grape are the highlights – the treble, as it were – of the coffee, and they clear the lingering flavors up front away to provide the palate further savory notes of bittersweet chocolate chips and apple butter, while spicy cinnamon and nutmeg show up in the finish.
medium body; creamy mouthfeel; grape acidity; clean finish
the bottom line:
A warm and comforting coffee, the Mexico Nueva Linda, from Passion House Coffee Roasters, is just what the doctor ordered for cold, wintry days. If there is one coffee you want in your mug when you’re curled up in your easy chair in hibernation mode, this is the one.
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