Price $4.07 per pound
Bag Weight 152.32 lbs
Flavor Profile Sage, wine, chocolate, sweet, balanced, full-bodied
Jose Cienfuegos Garcia | Finca Las Trincheras
Ohuapan, Veracruz, Mexico
Fully washed and dried in the sun and mechanical driers (guardiolas)
February - April
This lot comes from a new sourcing partner for Royal called APG Coffee, located in Veracruz, Mexico. APG is not new to coffee exporting. Rather, it was founded more than 30 years ago by Antonio Perez Galvan, hence the initials APG that form the name of the company. But things are changing at APG thanks to a pair of great grandchildren, Ernesto Perez and his sister Givette who have created strategies for lot separation to bring forward specialty lots. And Royal is pleased to be the beneficiary of some amazing coffee from the Veracruz region.
This particular lot comes from a 200 acre farm called Las Trincheras located in Ohuapan, Veracruz, which is owned by Jose Cienfuegos Garcia. There are no secrets about the quality of the coffee produced here, since Las Trincheras has an impressive 15th place finish in the 2019 Cup of Excellence.
This washed processed lot begins with meticulous cherry selection of garnica coffee varietal and floating to remove underripe and damaged coffee before depulping and a long fermentation with pH and temperature controls. After the coffee is washed it is slowly dried on raised beds. The dried coffee is stored in Grainpro cocoons until it is time to mill. The milling and preparation is also done at the APG dry mill, meaning the coffee enjoys personal care from farm to export. The APG dry mill is also recognized for its attention towards preparing specialty lots and was selected to mill the 2022 Cup of Excellent winning lots.