PRODUCER: Smallholder Farmers
REGION: Sierra Sur, Oaxaca, Mexico
VARIETY: Typica, Bourbon, Mundo Nuovo
ALTITUDE: 1300-1500 MASL
Tasting Notes: Notes of blackcurrant and pineapple with a rich and creamy amaretto and maple syrup body
About The Coffee
This is the second year we have been working with the producers of Santa Domingo Teojomulco in Sierra Sur, Oaxaca, Mexico. This lot is made up of a whole range of smallholder farmers. Unlike in many other Central American countries, Mexico is full of very small coffee producers - some producing as little as 5-10 kg per year. The limited quantities do not mean quality is low, often quite the opposite is true. What makes Oaxaca an especially unique area of Mexico for coffee is that the internal market is also very willing to buy Oaxacan coffees.
So our importer and their partners on the ground in Mexico have to work hard and compete to be able to source these tiny lots, then spend considerable time and effort to put together the lots of similar screen size, moisture and water activity. For all the time and effort it takes to secure these lots, it is always worth the pay off - these coffees are exciting and showcase a side of Mexican coffee often unexplored and underappreciated.