When we got this coffee on our cupping table we knew we needed to get some. Benito Lopez's coffee is wonderfully balanced and has much to offer. Freshly brewed and piping hot it brings tons of caramel, pastry-like, and brown sugar characteristic to the table. As it cools, the fruity and floral sides of the coffee really shine. Rose-like florals and juicy fruits like apples and pears are more and more present the cooler the coffee gets. This is a great representation of the quality potential of coffee from Mexico and we hope you enjoy it!
Grupo Cecilio is not a formal organization with traditional leadership roles. The producer group consists of 20 family members and neighbors located in and around the community of Guadalupe Miramar, in Santa Maria, Yucuhiti, Mixteca, Oaxaca, who desired autonomy and independence from larger organizations. Cecilio Perez Vasquez is the backbone of this group — and with an increase of demand, Cecilio has been ensuring quality standards are being achieved. This season all of the producers including the farmer for our lot, Benito Lopez, worked heavily on improving their ability to dry more parchment at a slower, more even rate. Some have invested into building raised beds to accomplish this. Overall volume is small, but it can be some of the best quality out there.
Farmer: Benito Hermino Lopez
Cultivar: Bourbon, Typica