Here's a bit of information from our sourcing partners, Red For Coffee Merchants:
"Coffee in Mexico is in transition in many ways. Recognized as a leader in
blended certified coffees (the first “Fair Trade” anything was coffee from Mexico), the
country has been facing increasing costs of production, declining profitability, and
widespread lack of transparency. Faced with these obstacles, farmers are demanding a
different way forward.
These lots represent an enormous effort of selecting and vetting for quality, and not
just in the cup. They all pass strict moisture content and water activity parameters as
well. We build all our bulk regional and community lots by evaluating each individual
farmer’s deliveries, and we are paying a minimum price that far exceeds the rate that
these farmers receive through traditional channels. As in other areas where we have
built trust with producer associations, Red Fox is committed to buying anything that is
clean, sweet, and within our physical parameters, not just high scoring small deliveries.
Any other way would be a disservice to the group’s work.
The cup profile of these Oaxaca lots is delicate and subtly complex, with a brilliant
depth of sweetness and clarity. They have a refreshing, juicy quality reminiscent of
yellow peach and bing cherry."
Mexico Oaxaca | Yosonicaje
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica
Altitude: 1600 - 1800 masl