Yoloxochitlán, a Mazatec name, translates to "ﬂower of the heart" and stems for the Yoloxochitl tree, part of the traditional medicine that relieves heart ailments and improves circulation. The history of the community is long: ancient ceremonial center, pantheon of the Mazatecan nobility, place where the French came to quench their thirst in the lagoon that was born at the foot of the Yoloxóchitl mountain after the defeat they suffered at the battle of Puebla in 1862. There, customs and traditions are lived day after day and inherited from generation to generation.
The producers of the Cooperative Integrator for Indigenous People of Oaxaca are proud of their roots and preserve their customs but are also open to new practices if these respects the environment and conserve the natural resources of their locality. This microlot was curated by our very own Concepcion Ortiz, Global’s palate in Mexico. She built this microlot with her cupping spoon by choosing the best scoring parcels from producers of San Mateo. These star producers have processed their coffee with extreme care to ensure the quality in the cupping table as they seek to enter the specialty market. They want their families to have better opportunities and are aware that they will be able to do so if their coffee improves harvest after harvest.
Global Ref. #: P065165.2
Producer and/or Farm: Integradora de Cooperativas Indigenas Oaxaqueñas (ICIO).
Translation: Cooperative Integrator for Indigenous People of Oaxaca
Location (country, region): San Mateo Yoloxochitlán,Oaxaca.
Harvest (months): March-May
Altitude (meters above sea level): 1800
Varietal: Typical and bourbon.
Soil Type: Calcareous
Grade/Grain Pro: Specialty grade / eco tact
Taste Profile/Cupping Notes: Orange, cherry, dark chocolate, creamy & sweet.