Mexico is an origin near and dear to our heart. It’s home to Sustainable Harvest’s first
In recent years, however,
Despite these challenges, farmers in Mexico have continued to press on, and we've been inspired by their resilience and determination to keep producing delicious specialty coffees. Their persistence has paid off: 2017 and 2018 have marked turning points in terms of the quality we've seen come out of Mexico since the outbreak. Hard work in the form of renovations and farm-level innovations are paying dividends in cup quality.
To do our part to help farmers as they revive Mexico's coffee production, we've launched an entirely new coffee line, called Single Village Oaxaca, which provides roasters access to 86+ point coffees that would have otherwise been lost to the international market amid the Roya outbreak. We're also teaming up with the Inter-American Development Bank to help farmers tackle modern production challenges in Southern Mexico.
We invite you to explore our spot offerings from top Mexico producer groups below, request a sample (or a few!), and enjoy the sweet taste of Mexico's coffee renaissance.
We're excited to introduce Single Village Oaxaca, a new line of 86+ point coffees produced by smallholder farmers from Oaxaca who lack access to cooperative membership. The farmers that produced these Single Village coffees are groups of enterprising producers who have persevered in this challenging era of Mexican production without
As part of the La Lucha coffee line, Single Village Coffees represent some of the finest coffees in the Relationship Coffee supply chain and the cutting edge of Mexico’s coffee renaissance.
For us, it's no surprise that many of the cooperatives we've worked with over the long-term in Mexico have emerged from the Roya outbreak stronger than ever, even while neighboring co-ops have dissolved. These are producers who have embraced the tenets of the Relationship Coffee Model and are committed to long-term roaster relationships. Thanks to their investment in rust-resistant varieties and training in best agronomic practices, they've produced an exceptional harvest of 84+ point coffees this year and forecast a bright production future for years to come.
We've labeled these offerings as "cooperative" to reflect their larger-scale cooperative production in comparison to the Single Village offerings above.