Description: Mariana Luttmann, owner of Finca Aurora, farms 120 hectares in Huatulco, Oaxaca. Huatulco, which means “place where wood is worshipped” in the Zapoteco dialect, is about one and a half hours by car from Zipolite, one of Mexico’s most iconic beaches. Mariana devotes 70 hectares of Finca Aurora to forested coffee production, where coffee is shade-grown beneath native shade trees, and 50 hectares to producing honey. Combined with her focused harvesting and processing, the resulting coffee is sweet and clean with a nice acidity and pleasant body.
Mariana handpicks ripe cherry, and process her own coffee, pulping and then fermenting in wooden tanks. After pulping the coffee is washed with clean water and then dried on patios.
This lot from Mariana at Finca Aurora arrived with notes of citrus, reminding us of Sprite™, creamy chocolate and caramel like Milk Duds™, and a creamy mouth feel that reminds us of a Browned Butter.