Mexico Mixteca Fairtrade Organic

Mixteca Alta del Pacifico is an organic coffee cooperative in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca, Mexico, which is home to the indigenous Mixteca and Zapoteca people.

The cooperative consists of 172 members whose farms sit at an elevations between 900 and 1,700 meters. Farms range from 1 to 2 hectares in size. Mixteca’s headquarters is located in the town of Santa Maria Yucuhiti.

Producers here embrace shade-grown methods, using native trees to shelter their coffee plants. It’s also important to them to continue the region’s longtime tradition of handpicking, which ensures that only ripe beans are picked. Each farm has its own wet mill and all practice organic standards: Coffee is grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers and using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment.

Cupping notes: Bright, juicy acidity, creamy body. Floral notes, milk chocolate, caramel, lemon, grape, cherry. (8/14/18)

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