Mexico Oaxaca Cañada Yoloxochitlán


Our fresh crop of Mexico Oaxaca Cañada Yoloxochitlán is sourced through Terra Coffeas Mexico and Galguera Gómez S.A. de C.V. from smallholder producers in the city of San Mateo Yoloxochitlán, Oaxaca, Mexico.

From our awesome importer:

“When coffee is cultivated and harvested from small family-owned farms, exporters play a critical role in ensuring quality and fairness. The collaborative sourcing team of Terra Coffeas Mexico and an export company called Galguera Gómez hits the mark on delivering high quality community lots with traceability and transparent pricing for farmers. Galguera Gómez has been preparing and exporting coffee since 1985 and specializes in preparing traceable Oaxacan lots and paying producers higher incomes for the quality of their coffee. Terra Coffeas Mexico provides post-harvest strategies and cupping expertise that has brought many talented producers into the specialty coffee fold. The model is the perfect hybrid where individual farmers take responsibility for farm management and the post-harvest process with support from Terra Coffeas Mexico, ensuring that each farmer has access to best practices.

This particular lot comes from families living in the municipality of San Mateo Yoloxochitlán that cultivate coffee on farms with just a few acres. During the harvest, each producer follows a strict protocol which includes picking cherries at optimum ripeness, hand sorting, floating to remove damaged and undeveloped beans, depulping and fermenting in tow steps (24 hours dry and then another 24 hours submerged in water). After fermentation, the parchment is washed and placed on patios or raised beds to slowly dry to 11%” (moisture content).

“Dried coffee is transported to the Galguera Gómez dry mill facility where coffee is received, cupped and selected for export. The Galguera Gómez preparation ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process, which is a vital resource for establishing higher prices for producers.”

Lovely sweet aroma with hints of vanilla, chocolate and subtle plum. Soft, smooth, creamy body. Sweetness continues in the cup with nuances of milk chocolate, fudge and caramel, along with a soft hint of juniper berry.