InterAmerican Coffee

Mexico Organic SHG Oaxaca La Cañada

The humidity and altitude present in the Cañada region of Oaxaca, Mexico, create ideal conditions for growing coffee. The elevation here is 1,200 - 1,500 meters containing mostly Mundo Novo, Bourbon, Typica, and Criollo varieties. Union de Productores Las Flores is based in this region in the town of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón. This supplier is about 6 hours east of Mixteca. Each member owns .5 - 3 hectares, wet milling the coffee at their own mills before transporting their coffee in parchment to the UPLF beneficio. The majority of La Cañada farmers, pickers, and beneficio workers still speak the indigenous language of the region. They often consolidate their coffee with "Mixteca Alta del Pacifico" to build full containers.

Quality Classifications:

  • Organic specifies that the coffee is grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers; using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment.
  •  SHG/Strictly High Grown specifies that the coffee was grown at an altitude above 1350 meters. This term is also synonymous with SHB (Strictly Hard Bean); this classification is higher than HG.

Cupping Notes

Sweet fruit , rich, smooth, clean, crisp, complex, juicy, cocoa.

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