The Mazateca region is famous for its diverse flora and fauna. High in the mountains of Northern Oaxaca, the community there has a culture rich with ritual, legend, and tradition: it is the birthplace of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), created to commemorate death and the importance of life, and to honor our families and ancestry.
In 2016, a group of producers gathered and created an organization (called ORCE Mazateca) with the objective of boosting the production of specialty coffee in the area and improve the livelihood of hundreds of small-scale producers. Coffee quality has greatly improved in the Mazateca region during the last few years thanks to these efforts.
This iteration of our Danipaguache series, which highlights Mexican coffees, is a beautiful example of what these coffees can be: smooth and well-rounded with a distinct chocolatey and cashew-like sweetness with notes of ripe plum.
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