A quest for a special Robusta bean
Although Arabica beans have grown in Mexico for hundreds of years, Robusta beans have only really begun popping up across the country since the late 1940's. On our quest to find the perfect Robusta to complement our Master Origin Mexico blend, we came upon a small town in the country's south-east. It's here that we found a rare strain of Robusta known as the "Criollo" hybrid. These beans are particularly large and as it turned out, they provided the perfect structure for our origin blend.
While we knew we had discovered the perfect Robusta, we also quickly realised that creating the perfect cup was not going to come easy.
How is our Mexican coffee grown and harvested?
Double washed Mexican Robusta beans
We create our wild and spicy Master Origin Mexico Vertuo blend through a rare process that results in a truly extraordinary cup.
Mexican Robusta beans are most commonly dry-processed. But, we knew that dry processing the unique beans that we had discovered, would not bring out the best that the coffee had to offer.
To create the perfect balance of flavours, we used a wet process to separate all of the thick and resilient coffee fruit from the bean. The large size of the beans made the flesh removal a little difficult which prompted us to implement our double-washed process. For this, the coffee is fermented and washed two successive times.
It's an unusual method that requires double the work but what it delivers is an intense, spicy, roasted profile with a generous texture - something we're willing to work that bit harder for.
We blend our Double Washed Robusta with Mexican Arabica to create a wildly delicious and one-of-a-kind Mexican coffee.
What does Master Origin Mexican coffee taste like?
This coffee has an intense flavour with spice notes and a rich texture. It holds its distinct and spicy notes even when combined with milk which makes it absolutely delicious in a latte (see recipe below).
Coffee beans - a little taste of Mexico
We blend Mexican Arabica with a rare Double Washed Robusta - the producers treat their Robusta with the same care as the Arabica. It yields a wild, textured cup full of roasted and spiced notes.
This dark roasted coffee is a blend of Robusta from Mexico with a distinctive Arabica from India. In the cup, it reveals a bold character and a full body, roasted notes and rich scents reminiscent of aromatic woods and gingerbread.
Central and South American Arabicas combined with Robusta have been lightly roasted to preserve the delicate aroma of the blend. Roma is the ideal coffee for those looking for an Espresso that is both short and mild.
Mexican coffee recipes
Looking for some recipe inspiration? We've got coffee everything you need to make the most of your Mexican coffee.
Try Master Origin Mexico with double washed Robusta as an Entre latte and you'll taste a hint of fine woody notes dancing through this Mexican coffee with milk.
- 1 Master Origin Mexico Capsule
- 100ml milk of choice
- Froth the milk using the Aeroccino milk frother.
- Pour warm milk in a glass.
- Pour the Vertuo Coffee of your choice directly on the frothed milk.
The contrast of sweet, salty and tangy citrus notes might be unexpected in this refreshing drink.
- 7 ice cubes
- 20 ml lime juice
- A pinch of salt
- 20ml of agave syrup
- 1 Master Origin Mexico Capsule
- Cover half of the rim of your glass with agave syrup and cover the same part of the rim with some salt.
- Pour the rest of the agave syrup into your glass.
- Add the freshly squeezed lime juice.
- Add the ice cubes.
- Pour your Master Origin Mexico coffee directly into the glass.
- Decorate your drink with a slice of lime.
Mexican coffee: the final word
There's an old saying: "It won't be easy, but it will be worth it." Our Master Origin Mexico with double washed Robusta is certainly a perfect example of a time that this is true.
When it comes to coffee, the more care and attention given to the seed, soil, beans and harvesting methods, the more special the coffee - this is certainly the case with Master Origin Mexico.
Every one of our Master Origin coffees has a unique tale.
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