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Topic: Oaxacan (3 msgs / 79 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria
Wow -thanks Charlie. What I have heard and from the people I talked 
to is similar. Low prices mean that there's a lot of coffee rotting 
on the tree, or if it is picked at all, there is not much effort put 
inot the preparation.
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You're right- its really average, not bad-not worth buying though. I 
just finished cupping a few samples. Last year we were able to get El 
Olivo, although it was being sold as a Tres Oros. That one particular 
lot was nice. The prep on the Tres Oros this year (wherever it is 
truly from, i asked and was told it is simply pooled) was nice 
enough. The cup has good flavors but they dont come into focus -it 
ends with a dullness. But who knows what will come in with the next 
lot...
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The problem as I understand it is that Cepco coop has gotten way too 
huge and the focus on quality is getting lost...
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(Let me know!!!)
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Putlas and San pablos have been among my favorites in the past too, 
but the Putla sample I had so far this year was flat too.
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Bad for us, good for them!
Thanks a lot for the education, Charlie -Tom
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2) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Tom & Maria" 
 Thanks a lot for the education, Charlie -Tom
Ditto the thanks Charlie! MM
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3) From: Oaxaca Charlie
--- Tom & Maria  wrote:
 Last year we were able to
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 Thank you for solving the mystery of where you got that. The
owner of El Olivo didn't know who in the US was selling it, and
was a bit shocked to hear the price. Tres Oros buys from all
over, a little more quality concious than some other big brand
name exporters, so they pay a slight premium for clean HG, but
still well below cost of production the last few years.
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 The highest grown will be along in a while. Much more mexican
drug inspection delays slowing exports down some this year.
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 Yup, it's very huge, but buys from various distinct
microregions in the area. Importers can be picky if they're
willing to go to the trouble of going down, asking the right
questions , and cupping. Will they? Maybe if it's known that
there's a certain demand for the best from around there...
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 I will, but how to get some of it if it's great???
Charlie
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