Bertin Aragon Rios, Mexico

Bertin Aragon Rios, Mexico

Bertin Aragon Rios grows coffee within a producer group in the mountains of Oaxaca. This selection was so special we kept it as a separate microlot, with brilliant notes of blood orange, vanilla, and a cola finish.

Roast Profile

Light

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Dark

Flavor Profile

Earthy

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Citric

Suggested Brewing

French Press

About Bertin Aragon Rios

Mexican coffees have long been underrated by the specialty coffee world: we're hoping to rewrite that narrative by investing heavily in quality producers like the San Juan Ozolotepec producer group, of which Bertin Aragon Rios is a member. Bertin, who grows some of the group's best coffee, had enough coffee this year to divide this one as a microlot for us, an arrangement we hope to continue in the future.

Varieties

Typica, Pluma, Bourbon

Roast

Light

Processing Method

Washed

Drying Method

Patio

Ozolotepec

Treasure in the mountains

Within the mountains of the Sierra Sur is a group of small communities who share the Ozolotepec name. Primarily consisting of indigenous Zapotec campesinos, these remote communities rely on coffee as their main source of income, with small farms planted on incredibly steep slopes—some above 2000 masl. Cherry is processed in the traditional household style, depulped, fermented, and dried on petate mats and patios. Farmers then transport parchment to the town center on donkeys, where it moves on to Oaxaca for dry milling.

Country

Mexico

Region

Oaxaca

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Municipality

Miahuatlan

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Altitude

1600-2000m