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MELITON MARIN

Specs

 

Producer     Meliton Marin

Region         San Lucas Zoquiapam Sierra, Oaxaca, Mexico

Harvest       Late 2023

Varieties      Typica

Process       Washed

Altitude        1,800 masl

Importer     Osito

 

PABLO CARRERA

Story

This late harvest washed Typica from Meliton Marin is our final selection from the late 2023 harvest in Oaxaca. Meliton is a 52 year old producer based in San Lucas Zoquiampam in the northwest of Oaxaca. He farms two hectares of land, where he also produced beans and corn, and raises goats. Meliton’s coffee demonstrates the incredible quality potential in the Mazatecas and is a testament to the difficult work of separating single producer lots that our importing partner Osito has put into the region along with their local exporting partner Red Beetle Coffee Lab.

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Oaxaca

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.

Typica

Like Bourbon, Typica made its way out of Yemen by way of colonisation. 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.

Washed

TRANSPARENCY

IMPORTER

Osito

FOB PRICING

What's this?

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.

$7 USD per lb

SUBTEXT PAID

$8.55 USD per lb

LOT SIZE

Total lot size of 140 kg. Subtext purchased 140 kg.

RELATIONSHIP LENGTH

This is both the first year that Osito has worked with Meliton and the first year we have purchased his coffee.

QUALITY

Subtext cupping score of 86.5