Mexico - Oaxaca Ayuuk Organic (12oz)
On the 250 kilometer route from the city of Oaxaca, the capital of the state it’s named after, to the Pacific Coast, one passes through the famous coffee region of Pluma. Like pearls on a chain, long extinct volcanoes cross the countryside, leaving the region with a very fertile volcanic soil.
Clouds driven from the Pacific Ocean break on these mountain slopes, which reach up to 3,000 meters above sea level. This is why the region is, in general, very humid. Heavy rainfalls of up to 5,000 mm per year are common. Fortunately, it stays dry during the coffee harvest.
From January through March, the main harvest season, consistent sunshine from early morning until late afternoon present optimal conditions to sun-dry the coffee. Therefore, mechanical dryers are scarce. If one can say anything negative about this region, it would be that it has very low production per hectare, only 4 bags on average.
Santa María Tlahuitoltepec
Honey-soaked granola with mellow lemon-lime acidity, malty clean finish.