from: Oaxaca, Mexico
roast level: City+
processing: Wet Process
notes of: cinnamon, caramel, chocolate
12 ounce bag of whole bean coffee
The Mexican state of Oaxaca is home to two large indigenous groups – the Mixtec (pronounced Mishtec) and the Zapotec. Due to the remote terrain and small towns, these groups have retained their own culture and language. La Mixteca - the land of the Mixtec people - is a wonderful region for growing coffee, and the people have formed a local cooperative to do so.
Mixteca Alta del Pacifico is a fair trade and organic certified cooperative that has been producing coffee since 1990. We are really excited to have this coffee because it fills a niche in our lineup. We roast Mixteca Alta fairly lightly (city+), but there is no fruit flavor here. Instead, the coffee contains wonderful chocolate notes, with really nice sweetness and lots of complexity. It's a mild, smooth, and complex coffee, but it's definitely a coffee for folks who want to know they're drinking coffee.