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Mexico Mixteca Organic

Hazelnut, white grape, honey.

$17
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From aromas of honey, marzipan, and navel orange to flavor notes of hazelnut and pomegranate, this coffee swirls with goodness. Rounded body and bright white grape acidity are balanced by soft vanilla and pear sweetness and a delicate sandalwood finish.

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Country
MX
Region
Oaxaca
Farm
Sierra Mixteca de Yucuhiti Unidos
Farmer
Smallholder producers
Elevation
1800m
Variety
Bourbon
Process
Washed Process

Meet Smallholder producers

This lot, imported by Crop to Cup from Oaxaca's Galguera Gomez mill, consists of coffees from six communities around Guadalupe Miramar, a small indigenous Mixteca village in western Oaxaca. They have a saying there: “Coffee is a noble crop.” These growers are fighting to keep their coffee trees alive in the face of La Roya (coffee rust, a fungal infestation that can kill a tree in 48 hours), as well as trying to survive on commodity prices for their carefully processed specialty-grade coffees.

Though they could put their land to other uses, the growers are fighting back, planting rust-resistant varieties like Geisha, refusing to give up or back down by relaxing their processing methods. There’s a pride there, a pride in growing “the noble crop,” and it shines in the eyes and hearts of these people who love what they do and what they grow.

Oaxaca, Mexico

In southern Mexico, where the country narrows and turns to the east, some really great coffee grows. On the southern slope of the Sierra de Oaxaca range, gazing out on the blue, blue Pacific, is the home of the Oaxaca coffee growing region. Farmers here typically own less than 2 hectares (4.4 acres), and the 2-6 bags of coffee they grow annually is often their only cash crop. Many growers in Oaxaca belong to indigenous people groups and cultures, and this has been key in their embrace of traditional growing techniques and organic practices.

Oaxacan coffees, also marketed under the label “Oaxaca Pluma,” are highly regarded in the coffee industry for their flavor and quality. Farmers here organize coffee cooperatives in order to pool their resources. Doing so not only gives them better access to financing options to improve their operations, it also helps them create more presence in the marketplace with importers so they can receive fair prices for their coffees.

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Location
Topeka, KS
Contact
Email
785-862-5282

PT's Coffee Roasting Co.

Topeka Kansas, 1993: an unlikely place and time for one of the most groundbreaking Direct Trade coffee companies in the world to be founded, but that's just what Fred Polzin and Jeff Taylor did. PT's Coffee Roasting Co.'s slogan is, "Without the love, it's just coffee.", and they certainly live up to it. (In fact, Jeff married a Colombian coffee pro, Maritza, now Director of Quality Control for PT's).

PT's Coffee Roasting Co. has won many awards, including Roast Magazine's 2009 "Roaster of the Year" and a 2012 Good Food Award medal. Building on a history so solid, PT's is pushing into the future of the coffee industry with promise and momentum.

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