Background: La Lagunilla is a collection of growers from the Ixhuatlan de Juarez region in Oaxaca, composed of 84 landholders/farmers. This co-op has weathered many storms and is very focused on quality, a fact reflected by one of the co-op’s farmers taking home 3rd place in Mexico’s first-ever CoE (Cup of Excellence) in 2012.
These last several years have been hard for certified organic coffees in Mexico. Rough weather and conditions that foster the spread of coffee leaf rust have plagued farmers of late. Maintaining organic certification during these times is becoming an increasingly difficult decision.
This last lot of coffee from La Lagunilla was one of the best that we had tasted coming out of Mexico this year. We have worked with La Lagunilla on and off in the past, and we are very happy to bring this coffee back in a continuing effort to help out and show our support. The cup is simple and classic with a balanced acidity and flavors of milk chocolate, toasted almonds, cane sugar, and a subtle hint of green apple — everything one could want from a truly good coffee from Mexico.
In the Cup: Structured with notes of milk chocolate, toasted almond, and cane sugar
Co-Op: La Lagunilla Cooperative
Varietal: Typica, Mundo Novo, Caturra, Bourbon
Processing: Fully Washed
Harvest: January - March
Certification: USDA Organic