Organic Mexico FT OAXACA CEPCO Altura EP Arabica Fully Washed raw coffee.
Sweetly balanced acidity, medium smooth body, sweet, milk chocolate, hints of citrus and vanilla, cinnamon spice and faint floral, clean, nice soft but lasting finish.
Roast Aroma: Sweet raspberry, faint fruit, milk chocolate, caramel
Dry Aroma: Chocolate, light fruit, tangerine, spice
Brewed Aroma: Milk chocolate, caramel, sweet, hints of floral and spice, cinnamon
Region: OAXACA, Mexico
Producer: Coordinadora Estatal de Productores de Cafe de Oaxaca (CEPCO). Organized in 1989 to assist Small Holder Growers (90% have less than 2 hectares land) in Oaxaca state gain access to International Markets, achieve Fair Trade and Organic Certifications, provide technical growing support, assist Members with credit and savings options, and promote Women's organization and racial equity. There are several unique Indigenous groups in OAXACA working together through CEPCO.
Growers: Small Holder Members of CEPCO
Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Typica, Mundo Novo.
Altitude: 900 to 1,700 Meters Above Sea Level
Processing: Fully Washed and sun dried on raised patios
Soil: Clay minerals
Harvest: November - March
Certification: Organic, FT
EP: European Process: Hand Sorting to remove defects to the "EP Standard" continues until no more than 8 defects are found in a 300 gram sample. This obviously very labor intense hand sorting improves Cup Quality and Consistency, as well as improving the premium paid to the Producers.