Nestled in the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range, smallholder farmers near the town of Pluma Hidalgo cultivate this coffee in a very rustic and artisan way, honoring the love of coffee and the land passed down from generation to generation for almost 200 years.
Pluma Hidalgo is a very small village surrounded by coffee farms and is the capital of coffee country in southern Mexico. This coffee gets its name both from the town, and the featherlike clouds that float amidst the mountains. Most of the farms are small, between one and nine Hectares (one Hectare is approximately 2.5 acres). Each Hectare yields anywhere from two to ten bags of coffee cherries, on average producing 500 pounds annually.
The Pluma coffee plants are Typica, the oldest variety, and produce a very aromatic coffee coveted for its complete flavor profile as a stand-alone single origin, in part due to growing conditions - Shade grown in volcanic soil, under cloud cover using only organic composts of leaves, coffee parchment and fruit.
Among the characteristics of this very famous and unique coffees are beans with uniform size and oval shape, and a very special blue and greenish color.
In the cup, the Pluma Hidalgo is recognized for its balance, very mild acidity, medium body and distinguished flavor - smooth and aromatic with notes of cocoa, malt and raisin. Naturally creamy with a characteristic hazelnut color and flavor, we recommend you brew it using an AeroPress, Hario v60, or as espresso.
Region: Oaxaca - in the Sierra Madre del Sur mountain range
Producer: Smallholder Farms near the town of Pluma Hidalgo
Elevation: 1300 meters
Tasting Notes: High aroma, medium body, Cocoa, Malt and Raisin, Roasted Almond, Brown Spice Aroma
Roast Level: Medium-Light
Recommended Brew Methods:
Download the 2018 Mexico Oaxaca Pluma Hidalgo Brew Guide