México HG Oaxaca. Oh, how my fondness for Mexican coffee grows.
In 2021, we introduced Mexico Chiapas Turquesa as an OOM, and it was really a fantastic coffee. Some of you who were with us back then will remember it fondly. Well, this HG Oaxaca, in my opinion, is every bit as good and maybe even a little better.
The Mexico HG Oaxaco is high grown in the Oaxaca region of Mexico. Like all coffee growing regions in Mexico, Oaxaca is in Southern Mexico. It is bordered by Guerrero to the west, Puebla to the northwest, Veracruz to the north, and Chiapas to the east. The southern border is an extensive coastline on the Pacific Ocean.
The story of coffee growers in Mexico is special. In the late 1980’s, the Mexican government stopped helping the coffee growers because the budget just didn’t allow for it. So, the coffee growers banded together to form the Oaxacan State Coffee Producers Network. This organization stepped in handily to provide credit and savings support for its members, promote women’s organizations, technical assistance to families, life insurance for members, and funding infrastructure improvements.
This coffee was grown at an elevation of about 3000 feet above sea level, is fully washed and patio dried. The coffee plants in this lot are of the Bourbon, Mundo Novo, and Typica varietals.
This coffee is so, so good, and provides a wonderful coffee experience. It all starts with the aroma produced when grinding the beans. In a word; intoxicating. This aroma continues through the brewing process, filling the room with a scent that will bring a smile to any face. Then comes the drinking. It starts with a full bodied, yet tempered, flavor. If you have a refined palate, you might be soothed by notes of honey, caramel and maybe cherry. At the end of each sip, the coffee thanks you with a gentle kiss on your tongue; promising you that every sip will be just as good. This one is super good, coffee people, and we at CRCR, are proud to bring it to you.
Photo credit: Red Fox Coffee Merchants