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Yoloxochitlán

Yoloxochitlán

A bright and citrus fruit-driven lot, produced by a group of farmers in Oaxaca's Sierra Mazateca mountain range

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About

Coffee Expression A washed lot driven by citrus fruit, with the brightness balanced by a sugary sweetness.

Producer Grown by several small farmers in the rural north of Oaxaca, on the slopes of the Sierra Mazateca.

Whole Bean Coffee / Both for filter and espresso

Brewing Advise

Water is one of the most critical components of an excellent coffee experience. We recommend using mineral water of a soft Total Dissolved Solids count, ideally below 150 ppm. 

Rested coffee During the resting process, harsh and astringent flavors, which can even be perceived as a ‘roast’ character, soften out, allowing a clearer and brighter expression of the coffee’s character to shine.  

We recommend resting our coffees for at least 10 days after the roast date, and we often find excellent results, especially for particularly dense coffees, beyond 6 weeks.

Brewing Our straightforward approach to coffee carries over into brewing. We recommend our roasted coffee for all brew methods, regardless of whether it is immersion, percolation or espresso. We believe that there is one correct way to roast a single coffee, roasting lightly, in such a way as to release its innate qualities and showcase its quality. Learn more about different brewing techniques and specific brew guides here.

Technical Data

Producer Yoloxochitlán Farmers

Region Oaxaca

Altitude 1600 masl

Varietal Typica, Bourbon

Process Washed

Harvest July 2023

Shipping & Delivery

· Free shipping available

· Ships within 1-3 days from Denmark

· Coffee is roasted to order

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Yoloxochitlán

Yoloxochitlán is a small village nestled high in the slopes of the Sierra Mazateca, in the rural north of Oaxaca. The indigenous Mazatec people make up the majority of the population here, in this remarkably remote and inaccessible part of the country. The farmers here face many challenges. Due to high altitudes, the Sierra Mazateca is very cold at night, and together with the dense native forest cover, this leads to very low yields. Much of the plant stock throughout the region is very old, mainly of Typica and Bourbon varietals, compounding the problem. Many of these problems stem from the farmers’ lack of access to market and to reliable agronomic advice. 

Many here speak only the ancient Mazatec language, and don’t understand Spanish, so access to outside influence can only take place through experienced translators. Leaf rust has also been a huge problem here, with old trees of traditional varietals particularly susceptible, and access to advice on dealing with the disease difficult to come by. All of this means that yields in the Sierra Mazateca are often as low as 100 kg per hectare, compared to the Colombian standard of 2400 kg.

The other side is that many of these factors lead to very high quality. Shade-grown, high altitude, traditional varietals. The cool temperatures here also lead to long and slow fermentations, leading to a clean and crisp cup profile in washed lots like this one.

Coffee is processed at the individual farms, all using these long fermentation washed processes, then cupped and selected by the team from Raw Material coffee. Raw Material are investing heavily in these producers, giving them better access to market, to agronomic advice, and to methods of increasing yields, such as new seedlings. 

This lot was selected from lots with a richly sweet and bright citrus-driven profile, with the brightnesss balanced by a sugary sweetness.

Typica & Bourbon