i'm new to the site so if there is a better place i should be asking this please let me know. i am not a coffee drinker but my wife is. we were in mexico last year & the hotel we were staying at had "the best" coffee. so i'm pretty sure she liked it. the hotel was kind enough to give her a small bag to bring home which she used sparingly until it was all gone. now i'd like to see if i can get her some more but am not having any luck searching on my own. so i hope by expanding my search into the coffee lovers world i might have more success. the label on the bag she got is:
cafe kawa oro chiapas mexico
mezcla de cafe organico
espresso coffee beans
manufactered by: bar evolution
playa del carmen
if anyone has some suggestions i'd appreciate the help. thanks.
Short answer: You will need to return to Mexico again to enjoy this coffee.
It is generally NOT exported.
Long answer: Depending on where you live, there are better examples of great Mexican
coffee roasted in your community - of you have a coffee roaster in your town or city.
The reality is: Mexico exports the bulk of its best coffee - same for most coffee producing nations apart from Hawaii. Most coffee producing nations depend on the profits of their exports to get ahead. It is great that you enjoyed the coffee - but it is a common phenomenon to enjoy the flavor of anything you are sampling while on holiday.
I get hundreds of e-mails from folks visiting from afar, claiming that the instant coffee that they had at the Super-8 hotel in Niagara Falls was like nothing else and they needed to have it.
What they really needed was to get back to Niagara Falls!
Seriously though - great question: But the REAL answer is... You need to return to paradise to enjoy coffee that tastes like paradise.
thank you colin. silly me, it makes sense that i should have said where i'm from. . . .ottawa. i will search the roasters in town for something mexican. do you have any suggestions as to what i should look for?
now i just need to figure out a way to get back to mexico, the sun & the beaches.