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Yes, Coffee is a Fruit

This experience follows our Covid Protocol. Please make sure to go over our protocol and to only reserve an experience if you´re in complete agreement with the terms.

If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent a lot of cumulative time downing your morning cup of coffee, appreciating the aroma that escapes when you open the bag of beans, and reaping the benefits of its presence in your daily routine…. But have you thought about where your coffee comes from and all the work that its journey from the plant to your cup implies?

At Cafébre, the coffee-talk never ceases, and their dedicated team claims to bleed coffee when cut.  For us at Tlayudona, Cafébre´s bohemian-chic centro location is the perfect place to get our coffee on without having to go very far.  This specialty coffee shop is fully-invested in honoring the gruelling work of local producers, and they pour their heart and soul into cultivating not only the coffee fruit, but the human relationships involved in the process.  You can tell that its a fellow woman-owned business, where the beauty is in the details.

In this particular experience, those details include the intimate knowledge of where your coffee comes from and how it got here: the producers; the regions and altitudes; the processes of cultivation, fermentation, drying; etc.  You’ll get to know a bit about what it’s like to be immersed in the coffee scene in a country of origin, what makes coffee good, arguable, or just plain burnt.  You’ll taste coffee from different regions of the state in a responsible way, knowing that the commitment to fair and respectable working conditions and prices has been honored throughout the entire chain of production right into the cup in your hand.  The best part? Now that they´re upping their roasting and distribution at Cafébre, they´ve invited us to roast with them!

This is an informal experience rather than a more “official” cupping, brought to you by people with a lot of knowledge about local specialty coffee and a lot of heart invested in opening up this burgeoning industry to you.  We will delve a bit into flavors and profiles, and the span of nuanced tastes that are ideally found in a specialty roast.  This is a beginner’s experience though, so while we hope that you share our love of coffee, we do not expect you to arrive with any previous knowledge or experience with its processes. However, depending on your profile (new-to-coffee, coffee-lover, coffee connoisseur, etc), this experience is easily adaptable to the needs/level of you and your small group.

What to Expect

Step One: Read our Covid Protocol. If you agree with these terms and practices, write to us and request this experience, telling us how many people are in your small group and what your dates of availability are.

Step Two: Once we’ve found a date that works for our hosts and for your group, we will send you a Paypal request for a deposit for your experience. This deposit is non-refundable. In case of an emergency with our hosts, we will do our best to reschedule with you at a mutually-convenient time. If that is not possible, we will refund your deposit.

Step Three: We´ll see you there!

Experience Includes

  • Presentation of Oaxacan coffee origins, cultivation, fermentation

  • Coffee tasting: The good, the bad, the burnt.

  • Watch the master roaster and learn about the roasting process in action.

  • Learn about flavor profiles and how to get the most out of your cup.

 

Logistics and Cost

Time Involvement – 1.5 hours

Transportation – Not included

Costs and Minimums – 900 MXN

There is a minimum of 2 people for this experience. If you are a single person who would like to sign up for this experience, you can cover the minimum cost of 2 people or write to us to see when we have this experience on the calendar with that minimum requirement already met.