Mexico Mazateca

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Mazateca is a new coffee for us this year, and we're excited to bring Mexican coffee back into the Huckleberry lineup! This one is balanced and sweet, with shortbread cookie and dried fruit flavors, a bit of orange-like brightness, and a creamy body. Definitely a great, traditional coffee to pair with milk, but also delicious for those of us who like to drink it black.

Despite being one of the more economically-developed countries in Latin America and having some amazing coffee-growing terrain, Mexico is a tough place to source excellent coffee. In powerhouses like Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Kenya, the government often takes a keen interest in developing the coffee sector. In Mexico, there's little to no government involvement, so producers have little access to agronomic training and little support getting to market, despite having amazing potential.

Moreover, Oaxaca's Sierra Mazateca is one of the more remote coffee-growing regions of the world, and far from an easy place to work. Spanish takes a back seat to Mayan dialects, and while the coffees can be exceptional, small farms often produce so little coffee that it's hard to justify exporting. Luckily, Red Beetle Coffee Lab - literally a mobile coffee cupping lab in a red Volkswagen beetle - along with our import partners Osito Coffee, put in the work, traveling to meet smallholder farmers and building great-tasting coffees from multiple tiny, tiny nanolots. Our coffee comes from several of these smaller farms in the Sierra Mazateca.

Creamy, sweet, and approachable, with just enough brightness to keep things lively, this is a great option for folks who love easy-drinking Latin American coffee!

 

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