It is not just in our economic lives that we suffer. We also suffer contempt, marginalization, and oblivion as indigenous people in Mexico. But we remain hopeful because of the real solidarity between our farmers and consumers of our coffees."
Cupping is the process used in the coffee industry to evaluate the aroma and taste of coffee. Here at HG, we cup coffee for several reasons, including staff and partner education, quality control, palate development, and to determine what specific flavor notes should be listed on our labels.
When it comes to quality, three essential characteristics must work together harmoniously to create great espresso: acidity, sweetness, and bitterness.
I’ve been captured by the allure of one of the last standing bastions of potential for specialty coffee production left in the world. I write this as I travel across the world for a second visit to the eastern shore of Lake Kivu in the DRC in less than a year.