Coffee of the Month - Mexico Finca Aurora Bloom - Coffee Beans

Medium Roast

butter dark-chocolate vanilla

Mexico Finca Aurora Bloom is a washed and sun-dried coffee with a fruity tangerine acidity, flavours of sugarcane and dark chocolate with a spicy finish.

Finca Aurora is located in Huatulco, at the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. At Huatulco, you’ll find your sense drawn momentarily away from the ocean by another of the area’s greatest charms: coffee. Close to the beautiful beaches are the coffee plantations of Pluma Hidalgo where one of the most extraordinary coffee in Mexico is grown. Oaxaca’s coffee plantations were founded between 1872 and 1874, when the cochineal (as insect that produces natural colour to paint clothes known as crimson dye) harvest began to decline. The inhabitants of the Miahuatlan region started looking for a new product they could harvest. Coffee which had been so successful in the state of Veracruz – was the chosen product, given the climate of Oaxaca’s mountains were very similar, specially around Cero de la Pluma.

Low profitability, climate-change challenges and the pull of cities make coffee farming
an unattractive business option for current and next-generation coffee farmers.
NKG Bloom project provides smallholder farmers with the services and resources they need to run their farms as profitable businesses and enter a pathway out of poverty.

When the coffee rust crisis hit Mexico in 2012, production across the country fell by 70 percent, severely affecting smallholder coffee farmers who contribute 90 percent of Mexico’s coffee production.

There were strong arguments for getting out of coffee: high investment costs, negative yields after pulling up old trees, lack of access to suitable and healthy
seedlings, and high demand for expertise and labour. Additionally, price and production fluctuations left farmers in high-risk and vulnerable situations.

It was in this environment that Exportadora de Café California (ECC) designed and implemented a program to secure the sustainable production of Mexican coffee and improve thousands of farmers’ livelihoods, enabling them to continue growing coffee for years to come. ECC’s vision was to reposition coffee production as the main driver of the social economy in coffee regions. Thriving farming communities are key to the long-term success of the company—and of the regions.

ECC’s Por Más Café program, now part of NKG Bloom, offers producers seedlings (ECC has grown more than 31 million plants in its nursery to date), technical and agricultural assistance, access to high-quality fertilizers and inputs, access to financing, and a guarantee of coffee purchasing in order to ensure a healthy future for coffee in Mexico.

The program has helped to renew nearly 5,000 hectares in Mexico, has worked with more than 4,500 producers and has helped turn around lives and businesses in Mexico.

 

£7.00 GBP In stock

Tasting and Cupping notes

Fragrance/Aroma honey, dark chocolate

Aftertaste floral

Acidity low

Body full

Sweetness yes

Clean Cup yes

Crust butter, vanilla

Break sweet

Flavour sweet, buttery

Roast Medium Roast

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