Francisco Javier Montiel Valencia
Caturra, Garnica, Mundo Novo
Mexico is a country that is traditionally overlooked by specialty coffee enthusiasts. We, at Passenger, think this is a big mistake. Though it is poised to take over as a new Peru (of sorts), producing large lots of organically certified, but otherwise unremarkable coffee, we see a much brighter possible future for Mexican coffee: producing some of Latin America's finest coffees. This Cup of Excellence winning lot highlights just how possible that is.