Passenger / Necessary Coffee
Mexico Hermangildo Marin

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Lancaster, Pennsylvania


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Roast Level: Light
Bean Source Country: Mexico
Bean Source Region: Oaxaca
Varietal: Typica
Process: Washed



3 ratings
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    5.00 - Average

    Light, smooth, and very tasty.
    1 month ago · See more from Victoria
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1085 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I cupped this twice, once almost a month ago, and once yesterday. I scored it a 4.5 last month and 4 yesterday. These are some really nice, aromatic beans with a chocolate scent. I got satsuma/orange acidity, cocoa, and caramel. There was some complexity but it didn't all pull together for me. The second time I made it it was lemon/caramel. Smooth yet with some complexity, a fun coffee.

    Cupping Method:Better extraction was 196F, 202g of water and 12g of coffee. This was part of Leaderboard S13. I guessed that it was an Ecuadorian Typica (it's a Mexican Typica).

    1 month ago · See more from Ted
  • Scott Greenaway

    133 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    4.00 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    3.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    This is a rather "light" light roast. Balanced, smooth, but lacking the complexity I was hoping for. The flavor profile prominently features honey with a nice acidity.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese drip, cream with no sweetener

    1 month ago · See more from Scott

More Details

Roast Level: Light
Light roast coffee is a delicately roasted coffee that retains more of the beans' natural flavors and characteristics. Light-roasted coffees have bright acidity, complex fruit, and floral notes. Light roast coffee does not have less caffeine than darker roasts because caffeine levels remain stable during roasting.
Bean Source Country: Mexico
Mexican specialty coffee is marked by its diverse growing regions, rich volcanic soil, and varied microclimates. These coffees often showcase mild acidity, medium body, and a range of flavors, including chocolate, nuts, and subtle fruit notes. Once treated as commodity beans, Mexico's shade-grown Arabica is benefitting from a more nuanced examination of its micro-terrain.
Bean Source Region: Oaxaca
Oaxacan coffee has lush mountains, rugged valleys, and fertile soils with altitudes of up to 2000 MASL. Oaxacan coffee has rich chocolate notes, nutty undertones, and delicate floral nuances, often complemented by subtle smoky or spicy notes.

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Passenger / Necessary Coffee is a coffee roaster from Lancaster, PA United States. We have 10 cataloged roasts with 14 total reviews with a score of 4.76.

International Rank: #7 out of 774
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