There's a reason La Trucha is one of our best sellers
La Trucha is born from the Chiapas region in southern Mexico that is known for its lush rainforests, towering mountains, and ancient Mayan ruins. It is also home to some of the best coffee in the world. Chiapas coffee is also known for its complex flavor profile, which is often described as having notes of chocolate, apple, cinnamon, and nuts. It's for these reasons that serious coffee lovers have called La Trucha from Dripfish Coffee as one of our best selling roasts to date.
What is specialty grade coffee?
First off though, specialty grade coffee is the highest quality coffee available. It is coffee that has been scored at least 80 points on a 100-point scale by a certified coffee taster. It's an entire level above coffee that you would get from a coffee shop, and two levels above what you would get from a grocery store. Specialty grade coffee is typically grown at high altitudes and processed using careful methods to preserve its natural flavors, by small independent farmers.
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So what actually makes La Trucha is so good?
The high altitude: The coffee beans in La Trucha are grown at high altitudes and tend to be more flavorful and complex. Chiapas is a mountainous region, so the coffee beans are grown at altitudes of up to 6,000 feet above sea level.
The rich volcanic soil: The soil in Chiapas is rich in volcanic minerals, which gives the coffee beans a unique flavor profile.
- The careful processing: These beans are typically processed using the washed method. This method is more labor-intensive, but it results in a cleaner and more flavorful cup of coffee.
How should you prepare La Trucha?
The best way to enjoy La Trucha is to brew it fresh. For this reason, we don't roast the beans in the bag of coffee you order until the same day it ships. This ensures the freshest cup of coffee you can get other than roasting it yourself. From there, you can use a variety of brewing methods, such as a French press, pour-over cone, or espresso machine.
If you are new to specialty grade coffee, it is a good idea to start with a medium roast, such as La Trucha. This will allow you to appreciate the natural flavors of the coffee beans. As you become more familiar with specialty grade coffee, you can experiment with different roasts and brewing methods to find what you like best.