Mexico Oaxaca Pluma
Soft, mellow, caramel aftertaste
This coffee hails from San Vicente Yogondoy in the mountains of Oaxaca in Southwest Mexico – please check out the topography in the videos below.
The steep slopes where coffee is growing under a dense native shade canopy face the Pacific ocean to the south and receive very distinct rainy and dry seasons with cooling breezes off of the Pacific. The Garcia Luna family has come together with extended family members to deliver
impeccably clean coffee.
Each producer’s harvest is cupped individually, then blended or separated according to quality. An incredible human process!
Productivity within the group is relatively high and each farmer has on average 5 hectares, making production of high-quality coffee a more profitable proposition. The price premium paid by our importer friends at Red Fox is the highest in this region. Many thanks and kudos to them for sourcing this coffee responsibly.
The indigenous Zapotec community still maintains their language and describes the area as the Rio de Abejas (Bees’ River), the translation for Yogondoy in Zapotec. Tellingly, many of the coffee farmers also maintain beehives and produce honey. Many of the farmers in this group have younger coffee trees, planted within the last five years, and are continuing the tradition of maintaining almost 100% Pluma Hidalgo variety; the local mutation of Typica being grown for over 80 years that thrives in these conditions, soils, and climate.
Several of the farmers are also under the age of 30; an encouraging fact showing the future of coffee farming in this special, unique community.
Our brewing recommendations are a French Press, Pour Over or Espresso!
Brewing recommendations: Espresso, Pour Over, French Press
Harvest Season: Dec – March
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica, Pluma – fully washed
Continent: Central America
Almond, caramel, marshmallows