The Sierra Mixteca is a mountain range in-between the states of Oaxaca and Puebla in Southern Mexico. These uplands are home to the descendants of the Mixteca tribe.
Known as the 'land of the clouds' in the Mixtec language, there are hundreds of small-scale coffee growers here, mainly farming on small 2-3 hectare plots of land.
This lot off coffee has been sourced from a group of seventy of these producers, all practicing organic methods.
Our tasting notes: Yellow fruit, caramel and brown sugar. Bright sweet-lemon acidity and creamy body.
Producer: Mixteca producers
Region: Santa Maria Yucuhiti, Oaxaca
Process: Washed. Dried on patios and beds
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica
Geologically speaking the Sierra Mixteca mountains are some of the oldest in Mexico, the ancient volcanic activity there has left scars in the form of the deep canyons and river beds that can be seen there today.
The Mixteca civilization was one of the most brilliant cultures in Mesoamerica and their traditions can still be seen in the clothing, foods and music of this area of Mexico. After the Zapoteca people abandoned Monte Alban, the famous archeological site near Oaxaca city, the Mixtecas took over the land and it became their spiritual home, central to their religious rituals.
In modern times the highlands that make up the Sierra Mixteca region are populated by hundreds of small-scale coffee growers, mainly farming on small 2-3 hectare plots of land.
This coffee has been sourced from a group of 70 of these producers, all practicing organic growing methods. These farmers are dedicated and committed to producing coffee for a living, many of them also produce honey and fruits to diversify their offering.