Zapotec is the name of an indigenous people living in the beautiful mountain rich state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Mexico holds a near and dear place in the hearts of Prolog, as we have over the four years since we opened our doors, visited this beautiful country. Mexican specialty coffees often don't find their way to Europe, so for the European coffee drinker, you are in for a real treat!
We have sourced this coffee via our friends from Buna in Mexico City. Buna is a 10-
year old pioneering coffee company, started by three young and ambitious
friends; Alberto, David and Lalo. They wanted to rediscover Mexican coffees and
improve both quality and livelihood for the indigenous Mexican coffee farmers.
As beautiful as it is travelling to Oaxaca, as beautiful it is going with David and Anna
(David’s wife) on the trips where they visit the producers Buna collaborates with. David, as the biologist he is, spends most of the days on these trips wandering the coffee farms, touching the soil, compost and the trees while speaking with & trying to understand and eventually educate the coffee farmers on nutrition, sunlight, metabolism and ways to prevent leaf rust, sustain climate change etc.
Buna works in a “natural” way, meaning no use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers. A well-managed compost and organised terraces, which keeps the natural nutrition in place, gets you a long way (the whole way). To be honest, it feels like David is able to understand the language of a coffee plant. He knows its needs!
This is what you can taste in this coffee, Zapotec. It’s a natural product with a natural
high intensity and complexity. It tastes like the morning view over the mountains of
Oaxaca: serene and beautiful.
|producer||zapotec indigenous people
|flavour notes||caramel, orange, bakers spice|