The Nindo Ndajé is produced in collaboration with Marchantia in Oaxaca, Mexico. The result is very clean, smooth coffee with a texture of praline. Flavours of stone fruit, orange like acidity and very nice lingering floral aftertaste.
‘’Celebrate our love for coffee and ecosystem resilience’’ - It's motto for Marchantia - a project established by David Akle Cantú. David, as the biologist he is, spends most of the days on the trips wandering the coffee farms, touching the soil, the compost and the trees while speaking with, trying to understand and eventually educate the coffee farmers on nutrition, sunlight, metabolism, ways to prevent leaf rust, and restore biodiversity.
Last year Marchantia selected a group of 30 farmers in the Mazatec region who produced this exclusive lot only for Prolog. The total harvest this year yielded 4.5 tons of coffee.
Marchantia works in a “natural” way, meaning no use of pesticides or artificial fertilizers. A well-managed compost and organised terraces, which keeps the natural nutrition in place, gets you a long way (the whole way).
David started paying the farmers already in January, while most buyers in Mexico start paying them in April-May. This helps producers to pay for harvest and avoid expensive loans.
They will receive a 6% increase in the price paid per kilogram versus last year. They are receiving 20% more for their coffee compared with other buyers in the region.
This year Marchantia introduced even more selective picking of the cherries and one more extra process of selection before drying - this results in less volume at the end but much higher quality. After picking coffee cherries are cleaned with water and left to rest for one night, then depulped and washed one more time. Drying the beans takes between 10-20 days depending on when it was harvested.
Prolog has visited Mexico multiple times and we are already planning on our next trip in the beginning of 2023. At the moment they are keeping close dialog with Marchantia regarding plans for next year but also sharing green coffee physical analysis, roasting details and cupping results - this helps both to get better and meet expectations for upcoming years.
- Origin: Mexico
- Process: Fully Washed
- Variety: Typica, bourbon, mundo novo
- Tasting Notes: Praline, orange, honey
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