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ESPRESSO | MEXICO PENA COLORADA

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Taste Notes: Pink Grapefruit. Raspberry.
Dark Chocolate

Region: Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca

Altitude: 1600 - 1800 MASL

Variety: Typica, Mundo Novo, Bourbon

Process: Washed

Preparation: EP 0,20

Packing: GrainPro 69kg

 

Peña Colorada Mexican Coffee, sourced from the Sierra Mazateca region in Oaxaca, Mexico, represents a blend of tradition, quality, and sustainability in the world of coffee. Situated at altitudes ranging from 1600 to 1800 meters above sea level, this coffee benefits from the unique microclimate of the region, resulting in beans with exceptional flavor profiles. The Typica, Mundo Novo, and Bourbon varieties cultivated here contribute to the complexity and richness of the final cup, offering consumers a truly distinct coffee experience. Employing a meticulous washed process, the beans undergo careful preparation to ensure consistency and quality, reflecting the dedication of local producers to their craft.

However, behind the rich flavors lies a story of economic struggle and resilience. Oaxaca, along with Chiapas, faces significant poverty rates, and coffee yields have dwindled due to challenges such as coffee leaf rust disease. In response, coffee roasters have forged partnerships with local producer groups to improve profitability and sustainability in coffee farming. By offering fair pricing and establishing trust, they aim to uplift smallholder farmers and create a more stable and equitable supply chain.

The Mazateca region, where Peña Colorada originates, presents both challenges and opportunities for coffee cultivation. Its remote and rugged terrain, coupled with its cool temperatures and high altitudes, creates an environment conducive to producing high-quality beans. Despite the difficulties, the community-led initiatives, such as the Peña Colorada group, strive to enhance access to specialty coffee markets and promote sustainable practices.

Traditional methods, including hand pulping and wooden tank fermentation, are integral to coffee production in the Mazateca region, adding to the unique flavor profile of Peña Colorada coffee. By supporting these traditional practices and community-driven initiatives, consumers not only enjoy a superior cup of coffee but also contribute to the economic empowerment of marginalized coffee communities. In essence, Peña Colorada Mexican Coffee represents more than just a beverage choice; it embodies a commitment to social responsibility, sustainability, and preserving the rich cultural heritage of coffee production in Mexico.