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About this coffee
NOTES: BROWN SUGAR, SPICE, COCOA, RICH RED APPLE SWEETNESS, DELICATE LEMON ACIDITY.
Through Red Fox Merchants 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 and are paying a minimum price that far exceeds the rate that these farmers receive through traditional channels.The Garcia Luna family has organized with extended family members to deliver impeccably clean parchment. Each producer’s harvest is cupped individually, then blended or separated according to quality. Productivity within the group is relatively high and each farmer has on average 5 hectares, making production of high-quality coffee a more profitable proposition.
Oaxaca is an enigma in many ways but also can produce some of the very best cups in the country. Production here is still overwhelmingly driven by original lines of Bourbon and Typica, including the unique Pluma variety in the southern coastal mountains. With 16 distinct indigenous groups/cultures alone, many of which grow coffee, the region is incredibly diverse from an environmental, climatic, and social perspective. There are so many logistical and cost-of-production challenges here but that’s what excites and drives us to get better and bring these lots to more of our roasting clients and their end consumers. These are vibrant, delicious, sweet, sessionable coffees that seem to disappear from your cup because they go down so easily.
Lovely Ethiopian-esque profile with apple and brown sugar midnotes and frangipani/jasmine aroma. When tweaking the brew towards acidic profile, almond flavours seems to come out.