About this awesome coffee -
Tastes like: Vanilla, Mandarin, Milk Chocolate
Mountain: 1,300 - 1,900 + MASL
Variety: Bourbon, Typica
Process: Fully Washed
Producer: 400 small-scale producers from Sierra Sur de Oaxaca
Roaster notes: "A smooth and velvety coffee that is sweet and lighter medium roast. This coffee is a great partner with milk based drinks or on it's own with mandarin orange acidity. We love this coffee as a filter and works well for espresso based drinks but will need some dialling in as it is a lighter roast".
Coffee growers from this region have been producing coffee for more than three generations in a very traditional and mostly organic way.
Monte Albán, which is very close to the city of Oaxaca, is the 1000-year-old Zapotec ruin that can be seen from the coffee farms that are hidden in the mountains surrounding the site.
Monte Albán is one of the earliest Meso-American great urban centres of the classical period. The site was at its peak of importance between 200-600 AD but fell into decline in 800 AD. The Zapotec were an advanced ancient culture that made many developments in the area of astronomy, writing and even medicine. After their mysterious abandonment, the site was used by other groups including the Mixtec, who on recognizing the site as spiritually significant, used it for burials. The long and complicated history of this place really does create a sense of magic, a joining of the past to the presence through culture, artefacts and delicious coffee.
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