Clean, warm and comforting, this excellent decaf from the farmers of Sierra Sur, Oaxaca is full of chocolate, apple and warm spice.

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Sierra Sur


Producer     Farmers of Sierra Sur

Region         San Agustin Loxicha, Sierra Sur, Oaxaca

Varieties     Typica & Bourbon

Process       Mountain Water Decaf

Altitude       1600-1800

Importer     Osito


Sierra Sur

This decaf was mountain water processed af origin in Veracruz. The coffee is a community blend from farms spread throughought Sierra Sur, with most of the farms located in and around San Agustín Loxicha. The lot itself was washed before being decaffeinated. As far as decaf goes, this lot shows very little decaf-y flavour.


Sitting right in between Mexico’s two other major coffee-growing regions Chiapas and Veracruz, Oaxaca produces some of the most distinctive coffees in Mexico. Coffee production in Oaxaca has not been modernized to the same extent as in its neighbouring regions, with many producers preferring traditional cultivation methods and coffee varieties.

Field Blend

Bourbon takes its name from Bourbon Island (now La Réunion), where it was introduced by French missionaries who had taken a few coffee seeds from Yemen in the 1700s. Along with Typica, Bourbon accounts for the basis of most of the world's coffee production today which is made up of Bourbon and Typica descendant varieties. Bourbon is known for its high-quality potential, susceptibility to disease and relatively low yields.

Like Bourbon, Typica made its way out of Yemen by way of colonization. In this case, the Dutch transported seeds to their colonial holdings in South America in 1719, from there the variety made its way to Brazil and then to the West Indies. Eventually, the English brought Typica to the Caribbean, from there, they were sent to Central America, where they were widely dispersed.

Typica has very high quality potential at high altitudes in Central America. Unfortunately, it is highly susceptible to disease.

MWP Decaf

Mountain Water Process is a method of indirect decaffeination which takes place at origin in Veracruz. MWP uses pure water from Pico de Orizaba—the highest mountain in Mexico. The process begins with a chemical analysis to determine optimal conditions, and then the beans are steamed and prepared for extraction. The extraction process uses a water-based saturated solution that removes the caffeine while keeping the coffee's flavor compounds in place.




Farmgate Pricing

90-95 MXN (approx 4.84USD) per kg of parchment

FOB Pricing

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FOB: "Freight on board," usually the price paid to the coffee exporter for coffee ready to ship. This includes price paid to the producer as well as milling, warehousing and transportation costs plus any intermediaries' fees and export costs.

Farmgate: the price paid by the exporter or other buyer to the producer or producer organization.

4.50 USD per lb

Lot Size

Lot size of 5,175 kg. Subtext purchased 414 kg.

Relationship Length

This is the firts year working with this coffee for both Osito and Subtext.


Subtext cupping score of 86