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Origin Information

Grower
36 coffee producers from Santiago Yaitepec
Variety
Bourbon, Caturra, Typica Pluma, Mondo Novo
Region
Santiago Yaitepec, Santa Catarina Juquila, Oaxaca, Mexico
Harvest
December - January
Altitude
1840 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

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 in the distance below. This is the Oaxacan coffee growing region where the Sierra Madre del Sur coastal mountain range is peppered with small coffee farms. This particular lot comes from 36 families living in the municipality of Santiago Yaitepec that cultivate coffee on farms with just a few acres. Each producer harvests and carefully sorts cherries and then depulps, ferments, washes, and dries the coffee using their own micro-mill. They deliver their dried parchment to the family owned export company in Oaxaca called Galguera Gomez, which specializes in preparing traceable Oaxacan lots and paying producers higher incomes for the quality of their coffee.