Mexico Hermilo & Cimiltrio Luna


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Much of Mexico’s coffee production comes from the southernmost regions of the country, including states such as Chiapas, Veracruz, and Oaxaca. Around the 18th century, Spanish colonists brought the first coffee plants to the country, and soon after, European immigrants began cultivating coffee commercially.

As the indigenous populations of these regions, spurred on by local governments and landowners, began returning to their plots of land, government support dried up. This lack of support, coupled with the difficulty in consolidating export-sized lots of coffee from these regions, meant that producers had trouble bringing their coffee to market. Around the 1990s, coffee cooperatives emerged that would connect farmers and their families, replacing the effects of land privatization from just years prior.

Brothers Hermilo and Cimiltrio Luna produce coffee in San Agustín Loxicha, a municipality of Oaxaca. Here, they grow an offshoot of the Typica variety: Pluma Hidalgo variety, from the neighboring municipality with which it shares a name. Oaxaca boasts a rich agricultural landscape, with a wide variety of cuisine, chocolate and agave production, as well as areas of high elevation well suited for growing coffee.

As our first offering from Mexico, we’re extraordinarily pleased to get to share this coffee, with elegantly delicious flavors of milk chocolate, almond, orange, and a fragrant, floral quality in the cup.

Country / Mexico

Producer / Hermilo and Cimiltrio Luna

Location / San Agustín Loxicha, Sierra Sur, Oaxaca

Process / Washed

Variety / Pluma Hidalgo, Mundo Novo

Altitude / 1800-1850 masl

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