Copyright 2010. All Rights Reserved.Cafe-Mexico
what is tequila

The Café México was founded out of love for the tradition by an old Mexican legend:

"A large agave met a flash, tore the heart out crops and left it in flames.
Amazed, the people saw, as in the inside plant nectar arose.
They drank it in fear and reverence and regarded him as a gift from the gods."

Get the myth and a piece of Mexican culture to your home.
Get away to Mexico!
Indulge your senses with fine, delicate and high-quality Tequila made from 100% Agave.
Enjoy Mexico's lifeblood!

Let inaugurate in the mysteries of tequila: Tequila Blanco (white), Tequila Reposado
(rested) and Tequila Anejo (aged).
Find your personal taste, we would be very happy to advise you.

Your Café México

About 1,000 years ago the Aztecs made pulque from the fermented agave juice. This pulque which today is still sold in Mexican Pulquerias is the predecessor of the Tequila. In the 16th century some Spaniards brought the distillation process into the country. People were very satisfied with a new agave brand called "Vino Mezcal", which they had finally created after some experiments. At the beginning of the 19th century people began to cultivate the agave around the Mexican city Tequila, and the "Vino Mezcal" of this region took on the name of its cultivation area - Tequila.

What is Tequila?
  Tequila is a special kind of the "Vino Mezcal", a spirit made from agaves. But the Tequila is exclusively produced from one plant only, the blue Weber Agave. It may only be produced in Mexico, in fact in five Mexican regions: in the state of Jalisco as well as in certain towns of the states of Nayarit, Michoacán, Guanajuato and Tamaulipas.
If the agave liquid is distilled outside these five regions but according to the same process it has to be named Mezcal (which is very often accompanied by a worm inside the bottle).

The "Blue Agave" needs about 8 to 12 years until it has fully grown up and can be reaped by the "Jimador". The plant is dig up and the pointed leaves are torn off, so that there is only the heart left. The heart has got a weigh of up to 160 pounds and called "Piña" because it looks like a pineapple.
Traditionally the "Piña" are cut into pieces and cooked in brick or concrete heater, the "Hornos", in which they stay between 24 and 36 hours and are finally squeezed out. During this procedure they give off the so-called honey water or "Aqua Miel" which can then be fermented to distillable alcohol.
Now the time has come to decide if pure Tequila from 100% Blue Agave or a "Mixto" shall be produced. For 100% Agave Tequila only Agave juice and natural ferment yeast is used. In the case of "Mixto" it is allowed now to add other sort of sugar to the 51% Agave juice. After the fermentation the liquid which is called "Mosto" gets distilled - according to Mexican Law twice.
The spirit which is created during the second distillation is Tequila in its clearest form, the so called Blanco Tequila.