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El Campo Coffee

Corazon Oaxaca Mexico

Corazon Oaxaca Mexico

Regular price $17.00 USD
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You asked. We delivered. Friends and family loving our lighter roasted Teotepec requested a dark roasted coffee to keep them warm during the holidays. We think Corazon delivers. It's full bodied and smooth, but still has personality. It's Oaxacan roots shine through with notes of date, toasted nut, and chocolate. 

A little bit about the origin of this coffee:

The Flor de Corazon or the heart flower is a type of magnolia endemic to northern Oaxaca in Mexico. In can be found in many botanical gardens in the region due to it medicinal properties, believed to help cardiac problems and to clean the blood. The flor de Corazon is also a fantastic plant to have on coffee farms as it supports the diversity of the ecosystem, attracting bees, providing shade to the coffee trees and has the power to transform coffee farms into even more breathtaking places.

This flower is known by the coffee producers in the region, they even use the petals to make infusions or to infuse into coffee or hot chocolate to add aromatic flavor notes and for the medical properties. These family farms are a real team effort. Families carry out pickings in what they call “journeys” where groups peel off to pick in various locations, sometimes for entire days, and return, sharing what they have found.

Although and important symbol for the region, this flower in endangered as it has a long and often unsuccessful germination and the seeds are a popular part of the diet for local birds in the area, local conservationists say that their role and place in the farm ecosystem will prove key to this species survival. 

Roast: Dark

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1,700-1,900m

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