In summer the time dissolves, percolates, flitters out of reach like a firefly in the tangle of weeds. The grass is dryer and the sky is brighter and somehow the blackberries are ripening and your sandals are well worn and you sit at the table suddenly cognizant of the clock, its spinning hands, the sun roving overhead. August is a melancholy month, not quite an end, but spelling its proximity. Sometimes all there is to do is indulge in its slippery nature, practice presence of mind, sit at your table with the coffee steaming, letting the scent subsume you.
August’s Coffee of the Month Club offers a taste of the small community of La Yerba in Nayarit, Mexico. Dependent on the harvests of coffee and avocados, it’s nestled in the fog-filled h
ills on the northern side of the San Juan Volcano, its volcanic soil and altitude contributing to the beans’ vibrant profile. The blend of caturra, bourbon, and mondo novo varieties create an intoxicating combination of peach, crème brûlée, and rich chocolate notes.
The beans are a product of the ASTAL society, which is run by women coffee growers, and a
member of the Grupo Terruño Nayarita (GTNAY). GTNAY is an organization in the state of
Nayarit and made up of many non-competing “independent democratic coffee producing
societies” committed to sustainable production practices.
With ASTAL still in its early days, it hasn’t yet built a wet mill, and instead processes its beans through the dry natural method where the product is simply rinsed and left out to dry in cherry form. This process results in full-bodied beans with less acidic flavors and a heavier mouth-feel, like summer in a cup.
If you’re in the mood for something fruity and surprising this August, we invite you to sign up for the Coffee of the Month Club today. Members get first dibs on Mexico: La Yerba at a lower price, as well as future subscription offerings through the club. Mexico: La Yerba will be available later as a direct variety, but at a higher price, and will sell out fast. Moreover, we have various subscription offerings: subscribe for 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, or until canceled. If you need anymore encouragement, all Coffee of the Month Club members are privy to other additional offers.
Again- Please note that right now, this wonderful coffee is only available on our Coffee of the Month subscription. It will be available for everyone on Sept. 1st.
Grower: Sociedad el Astal
Variety: Caturra, Bourbon, Mundo Novo
Region: Nayarit, Mexico
Altitude: 895 meters
Tasting notes include: Peach, Crème brûlée, and Rich Chocolate