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Mexico La Laja Washed SHG


Starting at $6.25 $4.50 / lb
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Try this Hidden Gem from Mexico at a Price sure to please Roasters of all sizes!
Arrived January 2022!
Prices good thru 5/31/22!
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.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2lb sample!!

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 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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