Buenas Tardes AmigoSQ1187937
A heavenly fall cup for you awaits...
|Origin: Mexico||Tasting Notes: Cherry cordial, orange, black tea, praline|
|Region: Oaxaca||Process: Washed|
|Farm/Mill: La Mixteca||Variety: Bourbon & Typica|
|Farmer: Multiple||Altitude: 1,450 - 1,800 masl|
|Name Inspiration: "Buenas Tardes Amigo", by Ween||Roast Profile: Light/medium|
Oaxaca is an enigma in many ways, but can also produce some of the very best cups in the country. Production here is still overwhelmingly driven by original lines of Bourbon and Typica, including the unique Pluma variety in the southern coastal mountains of the region. With 16 distinct indigenous groups/cultures alone, many of which grow coffee, Oaxaca is incredibly diverse from an environmental, climatic, and social perspective. These are vibrant, delicious, sweet, sessionable coffees that seem to disappear from your cup because they go down so easily.
Garra de Jaguar is a community coffee from La Mixteca, a cultural region and home to the Mixtec people, one of Mexico’s largest indigenous groups. La Mixteca touches three Mexican states – the western half of Oaxaca and small parts of Guerrero and Puebla. This lot features coffee from smallholder farmers working an average of 1-2 hectares of land (1 hectare is about the size of a football field).
We sourced this coffee through our partner, Red Fox merchants. They source this, and other great Mexican coffees, from their home base/lab in Oaxaca City, Mexico. They put in a massive amount of work to foster relationships with producers, analyze samples, and build high quality lots like this one.