"Cuvee has always set out to find exceptional coffees and work to bring them to you with the utmost consideration of quality, freshness, but also transparency in what we do."
It’s never fun to admit a mishap. Good intentions are merely that if met with a little bit of unfavorable luck.
Cuvee has always set out to find exceptional coffees and work to bring them to you with the utmost consideration of quality, freshness, but also transparency in what we do.
With the much anticipated arrival of Cuvee’s first ever Mexican coffee. I would like to take this opportunity to announce our good intentions were met with a bit of poor luck, and with that, we are going to have to delay its release to the public until further notice.
Although a total bummer, I am humbled at the difficulty in execution due to the height of achieving such immense standards.
Coffee is an agricultural commodity. Keeping that in mind, there is an understood seasonality to them. Through proper storage, coffee can stay fresh for many months, but much like with peaches, or berries, catching them as soon from harvest as possible means experiencing them at their very best.
Being an international affair however, it requires lengthy planning, often months in advance for farms located halfway around the globe.
Our intentions have always been to place the timing of our featured lots around their natural seasonality, and peak freshness. This is why our lots are a small, predetermined size, limited to a very brief period of sale, so you may experience them at their best.
A Great Beginning
We met Faustino through an auction series, where his coffee was featured. We were blown away by the coffee, but also, his personal energy, and eagerness to produce exceptional coffee.
Understanding what it would mean to work with a company like Cuvee, Faustino set out to make a great impression with his debut coffee. He chose to start over, and send his coffee through an additional round of sorting to ensure zero defects were present upon its arrival.
I want to point out this decision was made after the sale of the coffee, and Faustino was not required by any means to take this extra steps for the sake of quality.
It's this mindset that sets Faustino apart, and why/how Cuvee is as fortunate to have the kind of farmer partners it has.
With the additional round of sorting, came additional time applied to its arrival.
In spite of the very expeditious work of the team exporting the coffee, it was still subject to a lengthy trip on the sea, bound for the U.S.
The variables involved with international and maritime travel come with many complications outside of the realm of control by both Faustino and Cuvee.
Lastly, I wish to apologize, but also ensure we will never replace this methodology for one of ease, at the sacrifice of quality.
Rest assure, the Las Calacas is on its way, and trust me, it will knock your suspenseful socks off!