Organic Mexican Oaxaca
The Mixteca region of Oaxaca state is home to the Mixteca and Zapoteca indigenous peoples. Headquartered in the town of Santa Maria Yucuhiti Mixteca del Pacifico is an organic coffee cooperative consisting of 172 producers. Producers grow their plants in the shade of native trees and value the tradition of handpicking to ensure only ripe beans are picked. Each farm has its own wet mill, hand-cranked de-pulper, cement fermentation tanks and drying patios. Coffee is grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers using methods that have low impact on the environment.