This extremely limited Geisha Lot was grown by innovative farmer Enrique López on the farm Chelin in Mexico. The special cup profile is dominated by notes of mango, kiwi and orange blossom.
About the coffee
Enrique López took over the management of the farm “Chelin” from his father in 2012. The farm is located in Calendaria Loxica. Coffee production has had a strong influence on Enrique’s life – his great aunt Angel Peralta Rodriguez started cultivating coffee plants over a century ago. The farm’s name is a derivative of his mother’s name, Senora Graciela. Jaime López Vertiz – Enrique’s father – inspired him himself to take over the family farm. He had dedicated 44 years of his life to coffee until he passed away in 2000.
Enrique López is known as an innovator, and his farm has been likened to a laboratory where important projects are developed in the areas of cultivation, biochemical fermentation processes, endangered species conservation, environmental sustainability, soil refinement, improving rust resistance of varieties, among others.
One of his priority projects in the environmental area is the program to determine the amount of carbon the farm captures year after year. Since he is in charge of the farm, many innovative processes to make the cultivation more sustainable or to improve the cup profiles of the coffees.
They experiment naturally with different processes to find the best molecular structure of the coffee bean according to its own origin, and from that point adequately design the chemical processes to discover new and different profiles, keeping 80% of the origin.
He wants to leave a mark in the country and in the history of coffee, sharing his knowledge so that his Mexican colleagues can achieve an improvement in their production and their quality of life.
Part of his vision is to guarantee the next generation an ecosystem that will allow them to continue producing high quality coffee while respecting nature through sustainable agriculture.
The production of a specialty coffee is the result of the application of various complex processes, but at the “Chelin Farm” the excellent result is attributed to the profiles developed through fermentation and, above all, to the wet mill that guarantees the quality of the coffee year after year, regardless of external factors.
At this point Enrique López shows that the producer is the one who pushes the coffee to the limit and therefore the most important player in this great chain.
* This coffee is excluded from all discounts.