Organic Mexican Dark Roast

COFFEE DETAILS:


region

Oaxaca

farm/Co-op

UNECAFE

elevation

2953 – 5250 feet

process

Fully washed

certification

FT USA, IMOswiss AG

varietal

Typica, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, and Caturra

tasting highlights

Caramel, dark chocolate, walnut coated apple
Fair Trade Coffee Organic Coffee

Coffee Story:

This Fair Trade Organic coffee from Mexico is produced by farmers organized around the UNECAFE Cooperative. This is an association of small coffee producers founded in 2011. UNECAFE has approximately 2,198 members, in which 40% are women. Collectively, the producers of UNECAFE cultivate more than 13,359 hectares of coffee.

The state of Oaxaca is rich in culture, heritage and is home to 5 different indigenous groups whom live throughout 30 different communities. These indigenous groups consist of the Chatino, Zapoteco, Mixteco, Chontal and the Chinanteco people. These communities belong to the coffee growing regions of Costa, Sierra Sur, Mixteca, Canada, and Papaloapan.

With the premiums from Fair Trade certification coming back to their cooperative, members are currently participating in a variety of projects. These projects are focused on increasing the quality of life by promoting educational, sustainable and ecological means and opportunities. These projects include: Agroforestry and Carbon Sequestration, The Chatino Center for Ecological Agriculture, The Community Learning Center, and The Coffee and Sustainable Development Fund.

The coffee crop in the region of Oaxaca was hit very hard by La Roya (leaf rust) near 2012, coupled then by devastating mudslides and earthquakes in this region for some years following. The resilience and strength of these coffee growing communities coming out of these recovery periods with good crop production and excellent quality, has been something short of amazing. We are pleased to have found this excellent example of a fine coffee from Mexico to offer on our menu, while continuing support of this exemplary group of farmers.

$9.60/12oz

Coffee Bucks:
12oz earns 5%
5lbs earns 10%
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