In an exciting turn of events, we welcome our first ever coffee from Mexico! Honestly, though, “turn of events” is an attempt at optimism because this year has been a logistics nightmare! The delays out of every origin are the most extreme we’ve ever seen. We’re having trouble even getting a container to show-up at the dry mills to pick up the coffee. There will be 2 to 3 no-shows before one arrives, and we’ll have lost the window of our sea freight booking, then rinse-repeat with every country we work in!
While we await our Direct Trade coffees, we’ve worked with our favourite importers to give you the chance to taste some different and unique offerings. Our sampling and selecting process from these importers is still rigorous, in line with our commitment to bring you top shelf coffees.
Read more about this coffee at the link below.
This coffee comes compliments of our friend Tim Hill at Atlantic Coffee. Tim connected me with a few really cool small producers in Oaxaca, Mexico. This coffee is from a small producer group located around the town of San Isidro Paz y Progreso. There are 28 producers in this group, with an average farm size of 2.6Ha. They’re growing a melange of coffee varieties including Typica, Bourbon, Marsellesa, Caturra and Mundo Novo. Their wet milling equipment is primitive, as can be seen by the photo of this coffee, but they’re producing solid, clean coffee with a sweet caramel and chocolate profile.
As always, this green coffee was frozen immediately on arrival in Calgary, to preserve freshness.
-Our friends at Atlantic Specialty Coffee