San Mateo Piñas

Mexico San Mateo Piñas

milk chocolate, apples, marshmallow

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This super sweet and clean coffee from Pluma, Oaxaca is the first Mexican single origin coffee (outside of decaf) to hit our menu, and the first coffee brought to us by Red Fox Coffee Merchants, who have been spending a lot of time sourcing the best Mexican coffees they can! This fully washed coffee was grown at San Mateo Piñas, 1600-1800 meters above sea level, and is 100% Pluma variety. We taste apples, marshmallows, chocolate and caramel and fancy this as a perfect coffee for cool mornings.

From Red Fox "Boasting the singular Pluma Hidalgo variety, an offshoot of Typica, at elevations as high as 2200 masl, Pluma coffees bring with them a wide range of flavors... Over the last few decades, Pluma’s coffee production has evolved dramatically, shifting from the hands of large estates into the hands of local smallholder farmers. In the late 80s and early 90s, Pluma gained a widespread reputation for producing quality coffee. However, a combination of factors including low market pricing and coffee leaf rust (known as Roya), saw estate holders abandoning their farms and moving on to more lucrative ventures. Once the estates were decimated, local smallholder farmers continued farming but struggled to make enough to thrive and reinvest in their farms. Without access to a differentiated market where customers are willing to pay viable prices, there hasn’t always been a real value proposition for Pluma’s producers to keep growing coffee. Over the last couple years, we’ve seen this start to shift. Being able to introduce these coffees to a group of buyers willing and ready to buy them at a viable price has started to build trust in this region and reinvigorate local farmers."