MEXICO ORGANIC OAXACA MIXTECA GUADALUPE MIRAMAR – 33180-1 – GrainPro Bags – SPOT CCARGO

Price $4.32 per pound

Bag Weight 152.02 lbs

Position Spot

Bag 1

Warehouses Madison

Flavor Profile Berries, butterscotch, brown sugar, creamy body

About this coffee

Grower

Producers from Guadalupe Miramar

Altitude

1650 - 1850 masl

Variety

Typica Pluma

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Guadalupe Miramar, Municipality of Santa María Yucuhiti, Oaxaca, Mexico

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

December - March

Certification

Organic

Coffee Background

Collaborative Sourcing

When coffee is cultivated and harvested from small family owned farms, exporters play a critical role in ensuring quality and fairness. The collaborative sourcing team of Terra Coffeas Mexico and an export company called Galguera Gómez hits the mark on delivering high quality community lots with traceability and transparent pricing for farmers. Galguera Gomez has been preparing and exporting coffee since 1985 and specializes in preparing traceable Oaxacan lots and paying producers higher incomes for the quality of their coffee.  Terra Coffeas Mexico provides post-harvest strategies and cupping expertise that has brought many talented producers into the specialty coffee fold. The model is the perfect hybrid where individual farmers take responsibility for farm management and the post harvest process with support from Terra Coffeas Mexico, ensuring that each farmer has access to best practices.

Growing Region

This particular lot comes from families living near the town of Guadalupe Miramar who cultivate coffee on farms with just a few acres. Imagine starting at sea level in the popular Mexican beach destination of Puerto Escondido and traveling along progressively steeper and curvier roads through villages, where the local population still wear traditional indigenous clothing, eventually arriving at a lush forest intercropped with coffee, bananas, corn, beans, fruit trees, and views of the Pacific Ocean. This is the Oaxacan coffee growing region known as the zona Pluma where the Sierra Madre del Sur coastal mountain range is peppered with small coffee farms.

Processing details

During the harvest, each producer follows a strict protocol which includes picking cherries at optimum ripeness, hand sorting, floating to remove damaged and undeveloped beans, depulping, and fermenting in two steps (24 hours dry and then another 24 hours submerged in water).  After fermentation, the parchment is washed and placed on patios or raised beds to slowly dry to 11%.

Export preparation

Dried coffee is transported to the Galguera Gómez dry mill facility where coffee is received, cupped and selected for export. The Galguera Gómez preparation ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post harvest process, which is a vital resource for establishing higher prices for producers.