Tasting Notes: Berry, Grape, Tobacco
Variety: Typica, Bourbon
Origin: Oaxaca, Mexico
Producers: Guadalupe Miramar Small-holders
We're absolutely brimming with excitement about this lot of washed Typica and Bourbon from the Mixteca region of Oaxaca. Specialty coffee in Mexico has been undergoing a renaissance in recent years, but an outbreak of leaf rust in 2015 slashed yields dramatically for many farmers and lead to the dissolution of many Mexican specialty coffee cooperatives. Eight enterprising farmers from the village of Guadalupe Miramar have worked through this challenge, reformatting their farms to increase quality and yield without cooperative support. Their dedication to excellence has produced a shining example of coffee from the Mixteca region, where cool climates and abundant shade trees allow sweet, fruity flavors to develop. The farms in Guadalupe Miramar are looking to build on the success of this crop with expanded planting in the coming years, and exploration of new varietals for the region like Gesha. Given how much we love this coffee, we can't wait to see what progress will look!
The flavor of Guadalupe Miramar is rooted in a juicy berry note that seems reminiscent of strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry all at once. A note of grape lends a little tartness and differentiation of sweetness to the profile, while a note of tobacco gives this cup a distinct spice and earthiness that we really love. It's a unique flavor from a unique region, grown by people who really care about coffee. That pretty much checks all the boxes for us, and we're super happy that we have to the opportunity to share Guadalupe Miramar's coffee with the club. Cheers!