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Zoom Mexico El Zapoteco
Zoom Mexico El Zapoteco

Mexico El Zapoteco


Coming to us from 180 producing families in Oaxaca, this beautiful coffee is predominantly grown by members of the indigenous Zapoteco community around Santo Domingo Cacolotepec which translates to 'mountain of the raven'.

Expect : Stewed Apple, Milk Chocolate, Toffee
Enjoy with : With or Without Milk
Process : Washed

Location: Sierra Juarez, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico
Altitude: 1,300-1,700 metres above sea level
Preparation: Washed
Varietal: Typica, Mundo Novo, Bourbon
Owners: 180 micro entrepreneurs

Suited for : Aeropress, Chemex, Espresso, French Press, Pour Over, Stove Top
Enjoy : With or Without Milk

Grind Setting: Fine
Brew Time: 25-28 seconds
Dose:Brewed Weight 18g : 34-36g yield

Grind Setting: Medium
Brew Time: 1 minute 30-45 seconds
Coffee:Water 15-17g : 225ml

French Press
Grind Setting: Coarse
Brew Time: 3 minutes 30 seconds
Coffee:Water 60g : 1L

Stove Top
Grind Setting: Fine (slightly coarser than for espresso, finer than an Aeropress)
Brew Time: Dependent on size & heat source
Coffee:Water 22g : 250ml (but dependent upon size of coffee maker)

Brew Guides

Grind Size

Mexico El Zapoteco

We are so happy to have a Mexican coffee on our offer list once more – you guys loved it last year so we wanted to bring it back and this lot from the El Zapoteco producer group does not disappoint. Once again we have worked with the wonderful Raw Material who are fighting to ensure coffee does not disappear from this region following dramatic yield losses due to to climate change. Their buying model and way of working is totally focused on building producer trust and more viable business models so that we can hopefully keep roasting this delicious coffee for you for years to come. This lot jumped out on the cupping table thanks to its bold character and mouthfeel. We found delicious notes of stewed apple, milk chocolate and toffee!

Read our origin guide

This Coffee's Story

Despite Mexico’s status as a growing economic force, the southern coffee-producing states of Oaxaca and Chiapas are experiencing a very different reality. Climate related disease has obliterated yields in recent years pushing many to migrate to urban centres. Coffee is disappearing and swift action needs to be taken to improve the viability of these family farms to bring about more guaranteed income. We have worked with the non-profit Raw Material (RM) for the past few years who have established relationships with producing groups across the Sierra Juarez mountain range. These relationships are based around higher prices, earlier payments and long-term relationships that are future focused.

Cafe El Zapoteco is the perfect example of one of these successful relationships. Romulo Chavez heads up this association of 180 coffee producing families from three towns in the Sierra Juarez mountain range. For the producers of El Zapoteco, community is key. No migrant labour is utilised for the harvest season, instead producers rely on the help of their neighbours to gather in the cherries. This collective effort has created the most beautiful cup of coffee with a really sweet and bold character. We really hope that the tradition of coffee production in this region is secured for future generations and of course, for our customers too!

Shipping Info

Delivery Times

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with 3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. 

Royal Mail 2nd class tracked postage is included for orders over £25. Orders under £25 will add £4.10 for 2nd class tracked postage. Alternatively, you have the option to include 1st class tracked postage for £5.

Local Pick Ups

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm – just ring the doorbell on arrival

Packaging Info

Letterbox Friendly

If you order 1-2 x 250g bags of coffee, they will be sent in a letterbox friendly package so that you do not need to be in to take receipt of your coffee.

100% Home Compostable

Our 250g bags are 100% home compostable including the valve, seal and sticker! They will degrade in 6 months in a well managed home compost.

1kg Recyclable LDPE 4

Our 1kg bags are currently in LDPE plastic - some councils will recycle this for you, if you are unsure simply take it to your local supermarket with your other plastic packaging.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Kate Maciver

Mexico El Zapoteco

Sarah Farquharson

Mexico El Zapoteco


We’ve been loyal drinkers of Fazenda Rainha da Paz and were sad to see it go, so we were of course looking for something to fill the void - luckily, this is just as good! A little nuttier and a little less chocolatey but very smooth and rich. We’ll definitely be having it again.

Thomas White

A little difficult to get right, but lovely flavours when you do


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