This year’s microlot coffee comes from the southwestern state of Oaxaca (waa·haa·kuh), Mexico and the producers of the UNECAFE Cooperative. These producers represent various indigenous communities including Chatina, Chinanteca, Mixteca, and Zapoteca, where coffee farming is a generational practice. Due to the aging population of coffee producers, one objective of UNECAFE is to empower women and younger generations in coffee cultivation.
Coffee harvesting and processing is a time of celebration in this region of Oaxaca. When cherries are ripe for harvest, the whole family is gathered, music is played, and coffee is picked. After harvest and processing, producers’ coffees are separated and tested multiple times for cup quality. High-quality lots are blended to make selections that best showcases the coffee quality of this region of Mexico. We’re so excited to release this coffee just in time for the arrival of Fall.
It’s a soothing, balanced coffee, and we’re excited to play a small role in its journey from the farm to your cup. We taste notes of maple, red apple, cocoa powder and nougat. With its warm and comforting flavors, this year’s offering is essentially “fall in a cup”!
What is Single Origin Coffee? Unlike coffee blends, Single Origin Coffee has a single geographic origin. This could be a single farm or a single country. For the majority of these coffees, we will have a direct relationship with the farmer who grows them. Because coffee is a crop, harvesting is seasonal and the timing is specific to each region, our selection of single-origin coffees will vary throughout the year.
To make it extra special, we commissioned local artist, Alicia Binkley of Monkey Ink Design to illustrate our Single Origin labels. Enjoy!
To provide you with the freshest product, all coffee is sold as Whole Bean by default. If you would like your coffee ground please select from the dropdown.
Shipping Policy: Your order is important to us and we pack and ship as quickly as possible. Orders placed before 2pm CST Monday-Thursday are processed and shipped within 1-2 business days. All orders placed Friday – Sunday are processed on Monday and shipped within 1-2 business days.