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BattleBorn Coffee Roasters

Borderline - Mexico

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$16.99 USD
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Borderline.
Are we Borderline crazy? No.
Borderline Patriotic? No. We’re full on Patriotic! Murica!
Giving you Borderline good coffee? Ha. Also no.
This coffee, like our others, is straight up legit stuff.

This roast is for our brothers and sisters in green. Many of us have spent years living on the line that separates our country and our neighbor to the south, Mexico. Whether you have spent a year or a couple decades on this border, this coffee’s for you. It’s a strange world. We’ve seen some interesting things, probably been cussed out, made hard decisions, and sacrificed much. At the same time, we’ve had fun too. You know you have. Our role is a little different than that of normal police. It’s what keeps things exciting. I’m proud to have worked with you, to be one of you, and to call you all brothers.

And don’t think you’re off the hook if you’re not working on “The Line”. Get some of this delicious coffee, brew it up and enjoy. While you do, remember, there are guys and gals on duty at all times, doing everything they can to make a difference.

Mexico just happens to produce some high quality, great tasting coffee. It seemed fitting to use some of their coffee beans for our Borderline Roast. This particular coffee comes from Chiapas Mexico, as always a focus on quality and flavor.

 

We get these beans from Cafe Imports.  Below is what they say about the CESMACH Co-op and their relationship with them:

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We've been sourcing coffee from the south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas from a couple of different cooperatives, Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) and Campesinos Ecologicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (CESMACH), since the mid-2010s. The cup quality on these has been solid year after year. Both of these commercialize their coffee through a third party, allowing them to do what they do best—produce solid coffee. There is no reason why this area can't produce great coffee! They have all the conditions such as heirloom coffee varieties (Bourbon, Typica), great altitude (1200–1750masl), and passionate coffee growers who want to produce high-quality lots. The location is extremely close to the Guatemala border and Huehuetenango.

Cafe Imports, along with the cooperatives, invested in a quality-control program. An assessment was made in different areas that impact cup quality such as: varieties, fertilization, picking, processing, and lot selection. They were already doing a great job but there are some areas that could use some tweaking. The cooperatives were extremely excited to be part of this program. The plan is to have a certified Q Grader from each cooperative and have a centralized cupping lab to aid in lot selection in order to increase the overall quality of the coffee they are producing and give feedback to the producers on their quality.

CESMACH has nearly 500 active members and has been managed by Sixto Bonilla for the duration of our relationship so far. Sixto is very quality-focused and driven to empower his cooperative community with the tools and resources to produce better quality. We have collaborated with Sixto on several projects, and look forward to working closely with him in the future as well.

The farms of both CESMACH and the FTV are located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, which is in the highlands of the Sierra Madre. it is one of the most diverse forest reserve areas in the world and contains Mesoamerica's largest cloud forest, as well as a protected natural environment for thousands of plant and animal species. All of the coffee produced here is shade-grown.

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This organic raw coffee is grown in ways that preserves and protects the environment, and also produces a high quality cup.

Tasting notes: sweet, smooth with some tart acidity, praline, toffee, cocoa

**MEDIUM-DARK ROAST**

Fair Trade, Organic
Washed
1200-1750 meters

Customer Reviews

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SG
Great

Great flavors.

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Tyler Rosfeld
Smells so. good!!

Before I could even open the package I could smell it. 😍 wonderful coffee, seriously 😳 it’s that good. Highly recommend trying if you haven’t already.

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Smitty
Love it!

This is definitely my favorite roast so far. Has great flavor, smooth, with no bitterness. I usually drink americanos so I pull a double-shot on my Breville Express and add about 8 oz of water. Delicious!

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Dan Murray
Outstanding!

I am on my second order of BattleBorn
coffee's Borderline coffee. It is a great coffee and BattleBorn is a very pleasant business to work with. i wish all of my on-line orders went so smoothly and with so much class... Thank you BattleBorn!

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Art Jerez
Awesome coffees

Delicious!