Pepé Arguello is a young producer on a mission and is already making a name for his dedication to calculated and sustainable farming practices. Pepé’s father was a well-known producer in Chiapas, Mexico, and when Pepé purchased Finca Santa Cruz, he decided to build the business around specialty-grade coffee. With land at 1,700 masl on the Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, his farming practices reflect his desire for a more precise, agronomically advanced, and conservation-focused approach: he harvests cherry according to Brix (measuring the sugar content of the fruit), ferments according to pH (the actual acidity of the fermentation), and generally seeks experimentation, growth, and collaboration. The area is biodiverse, filled with native Inga trees that also provide shade, allowing the coffee to grow in harmony with the surrounding reserve rather than in conflict with it. Pepé carries on the legacy of his father and his community while advancing with the technologies of the present, producing a truly stellar product.
This beautiful coffee is, as every coffee from Methodical is, absolutely stunning. Sublime, exceptionally smooth and simply roasted to a delicious flavor profile that embodies rich, nutty caramel notes laced with toasted banana. A must buy. Thank you Methodical for consistently delivering exceptional coffees with masterful roasting!
Second favorite, bold and rich in flavor.
What I really love about Methodical coffees is that they are consistently well balanced, not overly acidic, and the Mexico Finca has a lot of the chocolate/almond flavor up front. I've had quite a few Methodical roasts and this is a solid daily coffee—probably not one to impress your breakfast guests though (that's the Guatemala Geisha...which is heaven!).