Global Ref. #: P065165.1
Producer and/or Farm: Integradora de Cooperativas Indigenas Oaxaqueñas (ICIO)
Translation: Cooperative Integrator for Indigenous People of Oaxaca
Location (country, region): Santa Cruz Acatepec, Oaxaca
Harvest (months): March-May
Altitude (meters above sea level: 1400-1600
Varietal: Typica and bourbon
Soil Type: Calcareous
Grade/Grain Pro: Specialty grade / eco tact
Taste Profile/Cupping Notes: Pleasant florals, fruit punch, chocolate & caramel.
Acatepec was founded between 1575 and 1581, under the name of Santa Cruz Teutlilhuacán. Acatepec means: “Place of reed” in Nahuatl, a plant is abundant in the area. Israel Paz and Concepcion Ortiz, Global’s team in Mexico, strongly believe that the community of Santa Cruz Acatepec has the optimal geographic characteristics to produce some of the best coffees in the region. Throughout the 4 years that the Global team has been working in this area, producers have made improvements in their wet processing practices, such as controlled fermentation and drying on African beds resulting in a slower drying processes. Producers have gained a more in-depth understanding of green coffee processing that helps them reach the 85 points needed to sell their parcels at microlot prices..
Santa Cruz Acatepec is in the La Cañada region of Oaxaca. Its territorial area is 8 square miles with a total population of 1470 inhabitants. Santa Cruz Acatepec sits high, between 1400 and 1600 meters above sea level. Here the climate is semi-warm and humid with an average temperature of 62 °F.