I just returned from Chiapas last night. Coffee in Mexico is, at
best, weak. In rural areas there is nothing but instant coffee in the
supermercados. So when I saw a Starbucks in the Mexico City airport I
thought at least I would get some flavor (and it wouldn't be
instant). The later was true, but as for flavor, no. And it was a
Kenya! I have been happy (at least as far as coffee while traveling)
with Starbucks single origin offerings. I remember a Brazil and a
Colombian Narino that would seem marginal if I was at home, but quite
nice for being on the road... where all expectations are lower.
Anyway, this Kenya was flat as lakebed the city lies in, and only
with extreme mental concentration could I even theorize that it was
really a Kenya. Oh well. Anyway, the temperature shifts from tropical
Tapachula to the nippy Sierra Madre nights, and then back to the
hot/cool SF November has left me with a cold ... and I am trying to
cup my way through it as best I can - I have like 40 samples to get
through today. Back to work ...
"Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting - Tom & Maria
http://www.sweetmarias.com Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com