Mexico La Laja Washed SHG Tlaltetela, Veracruz


Mexico La Laja Washed SHG
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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

The La Laja Honey Process and La Laja Washed are two sides of the same coin––the same bean, but processing brings out a different flavor in each. With the washed-processed bean, the fruit and sticky pulp are removed almost immediately in order to provide a clean taste with minimal sweetness.

Its origin, La Laja, began in 1920 when Hermilo Sampieri bought his first coffee farm. Since then, La Laja has become a family business growing coffee beans, mining, and exporting. There are currently seven sister farms––Finca La Laja, Finca El Mirador, Finca Las Palmas, Finca La Veracruz, and three others in Puebla, Mexico. La Laja owns a wide variety of cherries because they purchase them from smaller farmers in Chiapas. Experts in processing, La Laja is proud to hold both wet and dry mills.

Cupping notes: Milk chocolate, candied citrus, earthy finish.

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CategoryConventional
  • CountryMexico
  • Local RegionTlaltetela, Veracruz
  • ProcessWashed
  • VarietyCaturra, Garnica
  • Altitude (meters)1,130 - 1,250 masl
  • HarvestDecember - March
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedYes
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Brightness:6
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:4
  • Complexity:4
  • Balance:5
  • Sweetness:4
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Earthy:heavy bean

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by on January 11, 2023

This is a very tasty coffee. I am very new at home roasting but I was able to create a great tasting city roast first time out with these beans with basic equipment. Rich aroma and delicate caramel/chocolate flavor that is enhanced with a bit of cream. Highly recommend this one.

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by on November 4, 2022

Did a medium roast with these and it is amazing!

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by on October 10, 2022

I roasted the LaLaJa to the second crack. It was less flavorful than I thought it would be. There was a slight chocolate and more of a vanilla nougat flavor that came through but not much. It had a heavy mouthfeel and ended very nicely. It was good sipping and easy to drink. Not sure I will repurchase again.

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by on July 9, 2022

I really love these beans! They are easy to roast & are always consistent. So much so that I’ve renamed these beans my “Semper Fi” beans because they are always faithful! I enjoy roasting these to a “city to city+“ level. I like the light citrus & chocolate notes that seem to come out. My friends that I have shared my roasts with seem to like it quite a bit as well.

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by on May 18, 2022

Its okay...very reasonably priced, but not as well rounded or smooth as some others even in this price range.

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by on March 8, 2022

This is the beginning roasters dream. Just getting started roasting in the last three or four months. With all the learning curve with multiple types of coffee, I have found this one works great at multiple levels and is simple to roast compared to most others I’ve tried. My wife LOVES this coffee.

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by on January 23, 2022

Citrus on crack! Enjoyed this. Playing with lighter and medium roasts. Good coffee. Worthy of a 4.5.

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by on January 22, 2022

One of my favorite beans overall. Can be roasted to dark/Vienna and is still super smooth and nutty. I always have some on hand and it is a top request of customers.

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by on December 31, 2021

I ordered a sample of this. Roasted light-medium. It's only rested for about 24hrs before first cupping. What I like is that it's very easy bean to roast, not too delicate. Coffee has orange citrus notes with an oak like undertone and finishes with a mild light bodied earthiness. It is good.

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