Fall is going to bring new coffees here to Huckleberry, including some Northern Hemisphere coffees and fresh arrivals from the Southern Hemisphere a bit later in the season. We don't have a new coffee quite yet, but soon we'll start roasting trial batches of a micro-lot from Veracruz, Mexico, called Ixhuatlán del Café.
Ixhuatlán del Café is the name of a town in Veracruz, and this coffee comes from three producers - Silvano Delin Reynoso, Ranulfo Felipe Delin Alcantara, and Flavia Clicelia Reynoso Vichique - who combined their farms' coffee into a single, exceptional lot. This coffee took third place in Cafe Imports' Mejor de Mexico competition this year, and our sample roasts out shined all of the other Central American coffees we were cupping at that time, with tropical fruit flavors and creamy body that surprised us in a really good way.
El Roble, from the Monge Quiros family in Costa Rica, has been an amazing coffee for us all summer. It's approachable, with deep caramel sweetness, but also interesting, bright, refined, and super clean. Each year this will be a small lot coffee and Huckleberry purchased five of the eight bags imported to the U.S. We'll still have this coffee for a few more weeks, but are nearing the end of that limited supply, so I'd highly recommend revisiting El Roble coffee before it's gone.
Starting this week, YirgZ is back in our lineup, with all of the florals, citrus, and fruity sweetness we've come to expect in this coffee. Two weeks ago, our shipment of coffee wasn't quite up to our standards, but our importer, Keffa, sent us a new lot from the Masrshu Sima mill, from a later point in the harvest, and we're excited to get back to roasting and brewing this stellar washed Yirgacheffe.