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Coffee from Oaxaca,Mexico [Moved from Midwest Board]

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negro Apr 9, 2008 01:49 PM

what do you friends think about the coffee from Oaxaca, Mexico??

I'm from Oaxaca but I live in Minnesota now and I'd like to know what do you amigos think about our coffee.

Gracias

  1. Sam Fujisaka Apr 11, 2008 01:29 PM

    I work a bit with coffee producers in Vera Cruz, Chiapas, Guatemala, Nicaragua--and live in Colombia. I've worked a bit on coffee in Asia. Oaxaca coffees are likely to be similar to those of Chiapas--varied depending on altitude, location, climate, soils, shade, drought, management, careful staged harvesting, proper processing (fermenting husks, drying, grading, roasting, handling...), and the like.

    1. Eat_Nopal Apr 11, 2008 01:45 PM

      Oaxacan coffee can be excellent. There are some cheaper, canned, ground products which are blah.... but buying the beans from the a reputable source... results in some amazing cups of coffee. Its very competitive against the best from Veracruz, Chiapas and anywhere else.

      1. h
        humble drinker Apr 17, 2008 01:16 PM

        Oaxacan coffee is one of my staples. I love its smooth but intense flavor.
        Actually last month I went to Oaxaca city and could buy some great coffee.
        Oh... I loooove it.

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