Elexochitlan de Flores Magón, Oaxaca
Tasting Notes: Chocolate Mousse, Nougat, Plum
Certifications: 2020 Harvest
Varieties: Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Typica, Criollo
Description: This coffee comes to us from the Union de Productores Las Flores, based in Elexochitlan de Flores Magón in Oaxaca. The region of Oaxaca is one of the most biodiverse in Mexico, running from the Pacific up to the high mountains. Due to the rugged terrain and geographic isolation, much of the indigenous people in Oaxaca maintained their culture and language, withstanding the devastating effects of Spanish colonization. This varied geography and biodiversity combined with the traditional indigenous knowledge in the region have created an outstanding food culture in Oaxaca.
The La Cañada region in Oaxaca has the ideal humidity and growing conditions for producing outstanding specialty coffee. We roasted this coffee to highlight the milk chocolatey, creamy body that reminded us of chocolate mousse, while preserving the subtle acidity of plum and tangerine. By drawing out the roast a bit longer but keeping the temperature lower, we were able to strike a balance between the creamy nougat sweetness and the fruity notes. Overall, we find this coffee to be comfortable and familiar, suitable for any brew method.