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Mexico La Laja Honey Process


Starting at $5.75 / lb
As low as $4.50 / lb
raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

La Laja is a family farming and milling group in Veracruz, Mexico. The farm began in 1920 when Hermilo Sampieri bought his first coffee farm in Huatusco. Eventually his son joined the business and started the milling and export side. Over the years, the family farms grew to four farms in Veracruz - Finca La Laja, Finca El Mirador, Finca Las Palmas, and Finca La Veracruz which grows the robusta variety - and three farms in the state of Puebla. La Laja also buys cherry from small producers in the state of Chiapas, so they offer a wide range of qualities, regions, and processing methods. Their wet mills are in Veracruz and Puebla and their dry mill and export office is in Veracruz.

This honey processed coffee is a blend from two farms: Finca La Laja and Finca El Mirador. After depulping, the coffee was dried slowly on covered raised beds for 20 days. This coffee is supremely sweet with a mild orange citric acidity, chocolate and sugar cane flavor profile, and a big creamy body. It is very clean and consistent.

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryMexico
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessHoney
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:4
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:4
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:3
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:heavy bean
  • Buttery:heavy bean
  • Fruity:-
  • Flowery:heavy bean
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:-
  • RegionTlaltetela, Veracruz
  • VarietyCaturra, Garnica
  • HarvestDecember-March

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by on July 6, 2013

Great flavor as a dark roast, smooth as a medium

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by on January 25, 2018

I ordered 3 lb of these beans. I have been experimenting with them and tried them in different degrees of light and dark, I also cold brewed some beans at medium-dark. I have to say that this isn't my favorite coffee so far. It doesn't taste bad by any means, but it also doesn't have a flavor that stands out and it seems like there is almost no aftertaste. I still have plenty of beans, and I will keep experimenting to try and bring more flavor out of them. I plan to find another bean with a strong aftertaste and make a blend of the two. As the other two reviews noted, the best way that I have found to roast these beans is very dark.

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by on April 29, 2018

Bought 3 pounds of this tontry when they had it on sale... after the first roast I knew I should have ordered more. In fact, I just did! Ordered 10 pounds this time. I’m roasting in a Behmor 1600+ and my usual full city roast. Fantastic easy drinking coffee. My last batch I let go well into 2nd crack and it is tasty as well. I will be buying more soon!

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by on October 15, 2020

I am quite happily surprised. I acquired a new coffee roaster, and knew that there was great potential that several roasting batches would be undrinkable until I mastered the new hardware. Accordingly, I purchased 3 pounds of this coffee as it was very inexpensive. To my surprise, this coffee, albeit quite economical, is very good. If provides a nice aroma, and the flavor and body with a dark roast provide a good cup of coffee. I have been blending it with both Columbian and Nicaraguan beans, and it contributes nicely to the end brew.

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by on April 11, 2020

Medium dark just as 2nd crack begins. Balanced cup. Chocolate and earthy tones. Definitely a fan.

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by on November 26, 2019

I use a Breville Barista Express and have really learned to love this coffee. However, I have found it almost impossible to get this coffee by itself to pressure. I now blend it with Brazilian Daterra CDC and it is fantastic. By itself it is good even at lower portafilter pressures but blending it with the Daterra has resulted in a smooth, butter chocolate flavor. I have tried blending it with Costa Rican La Magnolia and it comes out as a peanut butter and chocolate taste with a rather strong nutty after taste. I typically roast it to a good city roast and the accompanying coffees at a medium roast. I really like this coffee.

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by on December 12, 2018

Great taste. Makes a nice dark roast.

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by on June 18, 2018

I've been looking for a bean with a nutty taste and feel like I got very close with this one. I love the flavor, nutty but melow. I did a lighter roast stopping around the the first crack.

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by on December 4, 2015

I'll have to agree with the rating above mine. Roast it dark so the oils start to come out. Lots of flavor and smooth.

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by on October 16, 2020

Where are the non washed looking beans? 1 in 10 has the reddish hue of a bean that had fruit on it.......all others all look well washed. Very disappointed in this one vs the Honduran Honey process which has 70% of the beans actually look like honey process beans. Taste left in my mouth with this coffee was nothing spectacular and the notes mentioned in describing it didn't come through.

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by on July 25, 2019

Very nice bean. Mellow. Slightly sweet.

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by on April 6, 2019

Very good lite roast or dark roast my customers love it

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by on January 5, 2021

This is the smoothest coffee I have ever had, the honey process really makes a robust but sweet taste unlike any other. It is very uniform in taste independent of the roast. A dark roast isn't the least bit bitter. Definitely my new favorite.

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by on December 23, 2020

Tried a lot of varieties this is one of my all time favorites. Kinda strange though I get a grilled steak topped with butter type of flavor from it. This my go to coffee to accompany breakfast in the morning. Flavor is intense and finish lasts forever!!!

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by on November 24, 2020

This is a great option if you like honey processed coffees.

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by on October 20, 2020

Very good taste at medium-dark, very smooth and flavorful.

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by on October 7, 2020

I originally ordered a single pound then five more. I have been experimenting with the roasts and so far I prefer a City roast for the nutty flavor and slight acid. The Full City is also good but I have not gone darker yet.

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by on September 15, 2020

I got this on special for I believe $4.25 for the pound, but even at regular price, it’s a great buy. It roasts up evenly to a light-medium roast in my Whirley-Pop. The chocolate taste comes through strong, and the sweet-orange notes are definitely there, but more subtle. It is extremely rich in flavor, and is a great representation of some of the great qualities of really decent Mexican coffee. I felt it stood up well to the stuff from Chiapas.

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by on September 5, 2020

My first attempt at roasting was just barely a city roast and it tasted like a cup full of caramel. Either I'm a natural at this roasting thing, or this bean is just too good for mere mortals. Best cuppa jo I've ever had.

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by on August 24, 2020

Took this to about 20 sec into 2nd crack. Even with less than a 24 hr post-roast I still enjoyed a very nice cup this morning. Very pleased. I've seen "smooth" mentioned a few times and have to agree. Looking forward to what comes out after a longer rest.

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by on July 22, 2020

This is a great bean. Size is big enough for easy roasting, even in basic home toaster set ups. Great body, perfect acidity. One of my favorite beans.

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by on June 28, 2020

I love this coffee at medium dark it has a distinct nuttiness and boldness

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by on June 12, 2020

I like the selection and the quality of the coffee and shipping was awesome. The coffee roasted great. My go to coffee bean supplier.

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by on June 11, 2020

First and foremost this is the cleanest roasting coffee I have ever run through my roaster! Super blown away! On top of that it’s amazing and selling like CRAZY for me. Thanks for the beans...may be making the permanent switch to coffee bean corral.

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by on June 6, 2020

my goodness. you just can't get any better for the money. full city + and there you have it. heck, medium to medium+ will give you smiles..

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by on May 30, 2020

I love this coffee. My customers definitely love this coffee!! I’ll roast it right past the second crack for amazing chocolate and Nutty notes. Defiantly best as a medium-dark roast. Not good as a light-light medium roast. I’ll let it rest for 1 day before drinking. Definitely a great cup of coffee. I find it personally best brewed as a French press or even a coffee pot.

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by on May 24, 2020

Great flavor, smooth flavor right out the roaster.

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by on May 23, 2020

Good price, fast shipping at a reasonable rate and excellent tasting coffee. A winning combination for sure!

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by on May 12, 2020

I like this at a vienna roast. Ordered 5lbs and just came back to order some more!

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by on April 14, 2020

My kind of coffee. Pleases my wife and myself. WOW!!!

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by on April 1, 2020

Orders 5lbs of the Mexican Chiapas and I'm glad I did. Love this stuff. Great flavor, very smooth. Very drinkable.

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by on December 7, 2019

Very good coffee for the price, best deal in a long time .

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by on October 25, 2019

I do a medium roast and it always is good to me with brown sugar and cinnamon

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by on October 6, 2019

Drinking my first cup of this excellent coffee. Everything claimed about it and more. Easy to roast, loud pops at first crack, smooth and full flavored. Very happy with this purchase.

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by on September 26, 2019

This bean always roasts up perfectly and make a great cup of JOE! I highly recommend it :)

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by on September 14, 2019

Very Good Coffee! Well received by my customers. Plus I like to say that I'm going home to roast some Mexican green (coffee).....

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by on July 21, 2019

I put a med - dark roast on this and it came out crisp, w/o a heavy aftertaste. Very nice and what I've always wanted.

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by on April 27, 2019

I have been roasting coffee for 20 years and am little picky about the coffee I purchase. So when I say a like it - it is very good. I roasted this Mexican to the start of the 2nd crack and was very pleased with the results. Very well smooth and creamy with a good overall flavor. A hint of chocolate adds a nice touch. I will try a darker roast as others have suggested.

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by on April 9, 2019

Great coffee! Has the flavor profile I alway aim for when roasting, and its single origin. No blending required. It has a very wide and forgiving roast range. I generally like dark Medium roasts to light Dark roasts. This bean works when for both and even keeps a smooth non-bitter flavor after the 2nd crack. All that said, I like the Organic FTO slightly more.

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by on September 26, 2019

I bought this for the obvious bargain but was very pleased with the fantastic flavor! My only regret is that I should have bought more.

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