Mexico Enrique Lopėz Natural
Region: Candelaria Loxicha, Oaxaca
Altitude: 1550 - 1700 MASL
Variety: Pluma Hidalgo
Tastes like: Lemon sherbet, strawberry & milk chocolate
Enrique’s farm Finca Chelín is renowned for its high-quality lots, ranging in multitudes of experimental ferments of high cost and quality varietals. Enrique is highly influential in Oaxaca and delivers educational training, talks, and access to buyers for other producers in the region.
Enrique’s focus is creating a name for Oaxacan coffees, that are incredibly high quality, and delicious.
From afar Mexico appears to be a growing economic force, however the coffee-producing states in southern Mexico face a different reality. Oaxaca and Chiapas are the two poorest states in Mexico with poverty rates of 60-80% and extreme poverty rates of 20-40%. The goal is to work with these areas to increase the household income from coffee by up to 10 times the average income derived from selling at the local market price.