PRODUCER :Almost 700 small-scale coffee growers members of the Organización Regional de Café Especial de la Mazateca
VARIETIES:Bourbon + Typica
LOCATION:Huautla de Jimenez, Oaxaca PROCESSING METHOD:Fully washed and traditionally fermented for 24 hours on each farm SHADE:Native trees PREPARATION:Excelso EP, (Screen 15+), SCA Specialty Grade HARVEST:March - May DRYING METHOD:Fully sun-dried on patios over straw mats ALTITUDE:1,500 - 1,800 MASL
NIDO DE AGUILAS STORY
Within the highlands of Northern Oaxaca, lies the Mazatec Region, where coffee is traditionally grown in mythical valleys. This region is an extraordinarily beautiful area, mostly mountainous, with small valleys, and a diverse flora and fauna, but what makes us love this community the most is their beautiful culture, rituals, legends, traditions, and love for life. Coffee from Nido de Aguilas is produced in Huautla de Jimenez, a small town located in the skirts of Mazateca. In the indigeneous language, the name of this town means “Place of Eagles” and this is the reason why the coffee is named Nido de Aguilas. They have their own language and traditions, women wear typical dresses that makes them unique and special. The Mazatec region is famous for being the creators and celebrating the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a popular Mexican festivity that marks a time when the living commemorate the death and the importance of life. They celebrate this special holiday with bright colors, abundant and delicious food, dances, and costumes. However, Día de los Muertos is not the only festivity that they celebrate. Their traditions are mostly based on catholic traditions, but always with family and food in mind.
During the past century, the main agricultural product in the region was coffee. However, coffee prices for the last 30 years dropped causing an economic crisis in the region and many people decided to abandon their coffee trees. Fortunately, some of them never gave up on coffee despite their economic problems and after more than two decades of silence and oblivion, their coffee achieved to come to light again. We have been working with this group of producers and we are working for that in 2021, we can help this group certify organically. We are very excited to encounter with this community that has enriched us with energy, life, colors, and amazing coffee.