Mexico Eufrosina Ruiz
This month we’re bringing you two amazing coffees from mexico. The existence of these coffees has been made possible by the Manos de Mujer Oxaquena Project. Developed by Enrique Lopez from Inovocafe, the purpose of the project is to give female coffee farmers from the Oaxaca region access to training and exposure to international specialty coffee markets. By teaching farm owners and workers new and innovative processing methods and accessing better equipment, they have been able to improve their farming and processing skills.
The results have delivered an incredible cup quality, leading to higher incomes for them and their communities. From within the project we have secured coffees from two incredible female farmers – Eufrosina Ruiz and Ismaela Cruz both have had great success with their different ways of processing their Pluma Hidalgo variety. By using a honey process Eufrosina achieves a tropical sweetness throughout the coffee. In comparison, Ismaela’s washed process highlights a cleaner mouth feel.
Altitude: 1500 MASL
Variety: Pluma Hidalgo
Processing: Black honey
Flavour: Tropical fruit, vanilla & white grapes
Body: Medium – round & silky
Acidity: Medium – raisin like
Aftertaste: Bitter sweet toffee