medium roast | sweet & rich
(Written by our friends at InterAmerican Coffee)
Mexico Zongolica coffee is also called WPZ — "Woman Power Zongolica!" — by the 20 women who grew and produced it.
WPZ comes from women in the Zongolica region of Veracruz, Mexico. The region is deeply influenced by the rich, ancestral heritage of its people, most of whom identify as part of the Nahuas indigenous group. Across generations, the Nahuas have shared their language and wisdom about plants, rivers, animals, mountains, the planet and the universe through storytelling by their elders.
Coffee farms in Zongolica are agro-ecosystems, meaning the farms take into account the impact of the farming well beyond the farm and work to balance the energy and nutrients to preserve the region’s biodiversity. Intercropping and forest conservation are among the practiced tactics.
The coffee was pulped with hand-cranked de-pulpers, washed and dried on patios for 15 days. Twenty producers contributed to this lot, and each adhered to the same practices on her own farm.
WE TASTE: maple syrup, apple crisp, graham cracker
OUR FAVORITE BREWING METHODOLOGY: Batch Brew, Espresso
VARIETIES: Caturra, Catuai, Sarchimor, Marsellesa
GROWING ELEVATION: 1,250-1,700 meters (4,100-5,575 feet)
MILLING PROCESS: washed, sun dried on patios
SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS:
Farmers - 20 women in the Zongolica region of Veracruz, Mexico
Dry Mill - Exportadora de Café California
Exporter - Exportadora de Café California
Importer - InterAmerican Coffee
meet the farmers:
At Succulent Coffee Roasters, we value our partners and seek out any opportunity to highlight their stories. “Zongolica” is part of our Transparent Trade Collection and as such, the featured photos give you a behind-the-scenes look at the people behind the delicious coffee.
One of the coffee producers, Edith Maldonado, from the "Woman Power Zongilica" collective picking the ripe red cherries from the coffee tree.
One of the "Women Power" bags produced by this talented collective of female coffee producers in Zongolica, Veracruz, Mexico.