Mexico Serranito De Oro Organic
This coffee was produced by approximately 200 small producers farming within Oaxaca Mexico’s Sierra Norte Region. These farmers and their families are represented by the Producer Organisation ‘Promizap’, who were founded in 2002 in the town of San Juan Otzolotepec – a Mixe community of around 800 people. This particular community group lot hails from around 200 producers, farming on a hectare of land on average, all of whom live in the towns of San Juan Yalahui, San Pedro Ayacastepec & San Miguel Quetzaltepec. The towns, themselves, are tiny and are not necessarily near one another, being separated by steep slopes and deep valleys. What they bear in common, however, is a commitment to the wider community through Promizap and the ability to grow really great coffee!
Oaxaca’s Sierra Norte is remote and rugged and known equally for its timber as its coffee. The Mixe and Zapotec indigenous peoples here have long been cut off from economic and social opportunities due in part to the Alpine-like terrain. Promizap’s founder, Facundo Tinoco, wanted to change this. He founded Promizap in 2002 with the aim of improving and promoting his neighbors' organic coffee production and, more importantly, improving their access to key resources such as education and economic opportunities.
Promizap is a wholly inclusive organisation. They recognise the value of each one of their members as individuals and community members and offer them the same treatment regardless of their social class, race, origin, political affiliation, religion, production capacity or seniority in the organisation. This is a rare thing in Oaxaca, where divisions can be extreme. It is part of the secret to the staying power and the success of the organisation.
Promizap started small but today they represent more than 3,000 members from 25 towns. Of these members, more than 1,200 are women – also a success and a rarity in Oaxaca, where traditional values often underplay women’s contributions – particularly in coffee productions.
Arabica Criollo & Garnica varietals fully washed & sun dried on patios. This is a versatile coffee that can be enjoyed in just about every brew method. Excellent organic coffee for those looking for an every day drip, espresso, or cold brew coffee.