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Old 12-24-2009   #31 (permalink)
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Could you please share the contact info of the "lovely italian woman"? Always looking for good café...
and a lovely italian woman, perhaps??
she is on 18th on the other side of the federal
problem is her palce is not marked

i am not sure if they want a lot of people coming around
the coffee is available at pacsadeli, but not what she sells to me
her phone # is 984-206-2149
maybe call her and ask about the coffee
that's how it started for me, and i like her coffee mucho

she is usually around in the mornings
i have not had any luck after noontime
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Please buy Coffee from Oaxaca. You will be doing oh so much more than you know. The coffee in Oaxaca is shade grown in the mountains. By keeping the coffee fincas prosperous and viable... you are doing all of this:

1. Keeping steep mountainside forests from being burned off to make way for grasslands

2. Keeping families who pick and process the coffee beans employed

3. saving the planet... not adding to the methane CO2 producing cattle population that would occupy the steep mountainsides.... the trees also make much more O2 than the grass...

4. saving the habitat of many species of birds and other animals

A lot of coffee in the world is not shade grown... but the best is shade grown.... very ecologically important.... and a better cup of joe
she has organic coffee beans from oaxaca
it has become my favorite
it's a very mellow coffee, not as strong as i used to like it
but it kicks my engine over really nicely every morning

you can buy whole bean, or she will custom grind for you
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Does Cafe Sasta sell bulk coffee? I disremember.
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Does Cafe Sasta sell bulk coffee? I disremember.

yes, and they have some good beans
but very pricey
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A Very Merry "Gracias"...I'll contact her to see if I can purchase some..

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and a lovely italian woman, perhaps??
she is on 18th on the other side of the federal
problem is her palce is not marked

i am not sure if they want a lot of people coming around
the coffee is available at pacsadeli, but not what she sells to me
her phone # is 984-206-2149
maybe call her and ask about the coffee
that's how it started for me, and i like her coffee mucho

she is usually around in the mornings
i have not had any luck after noontime
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yes, and they have some good beans
but very pricey
thanks...the pricey part doesn't surprise me but I do like their coffee.
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A Very Merry "Gracias"...I'll contact her to see if I can purchase some..
i presume you speak spanish, her english is limited
if you don't have any luck, i would not mind bringing you over there one morning
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I love the coffee from the Italian roaster in the ejido...and loved it from the previous owner as well. I've headed out there and sent others there frequently and have never heard of any trouble with it...I think she's probably happy to have the business.
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I love the coffee from the Italian roaster in the ejido...and loved it from the previous owner as well. I've headed out there and sent others there frequently and have never heard of any trouble with it...I think she's probably happy to have the business.

well, she is really nice
but there is not one iota of signage
she told me to come any time before noon
i called to make arrangements originally
now i just pop in

i liked the other guys coffee as well
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well, she is really nice
but there is not one iota of signage
she told me to come any time before noon
i called to make arrangements originally
now i just pop in
Who needs signage when you've got those heavenly smells to guide you?
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I always buy the coffee in the burlap sack that says Maya on it. I usually just walk over to the Playa Mart by the bus station. I know they will have it, it's close to the condo, and it's really good coffee.

Two weeks ago when I was in Playa, I just needed a latte every morning. The starbucks in the shopping area near Playacar has a sign that says they will open at 7:00. As I discovered they don't open until 8:00 or 8:30 or whenever they feel like it. Yes, I know that's part of Mexico, but this is my coffee we're talking about! I walked down 5th Avenue two different mornings to the other Starbucks. But, I finally discovered that the "Hot Baking Company" right next door to Starbucks has fabulous lattes! Since I have an allergy to Gluten, anything to do with baking is something I steer far away from. But, I will be visiting this tienda again the next time I'm in Playa.

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It's just one of those things that is a personal preference, huh... I think T. Ho's is absolutely wretched stuff, I wouldn't drink it if it was free! And yet you take it WITH you! I was happy to find some organic whole milk @ Mega this time in a small single serving container and that did just fine for coffee cream. I wasn't found of the Garat either. Would be interested in the roaster that Snappy speaks of, though, as I get my coffee from local roastery here at home (organic mexican beans roasted locally - nice stuff!!).

It certainly is a personal taste thing ....I find Starbucks bitter and overroasted yet many people love it...I find Tim's much smoother- that is our 'everyday' coffee. (I think what makes THs tasty is mostly the cream!)
For weekends we buy free trade Colombian beans from 10,000 Villages. Expensive but SO good.


I agree the Oaxacan coffee is the best Mexican coffee....but I still didn't think it was that great.
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It certainly is a personal taste thing ....I find Starbucks bitter and overroasted yet many people love it...I find Tim's much smoother- that is our 'everyday' coffee. (I think what makes THs tasty is mostly the cream!)
For weekends we buy free trade Colombian beans from 10,000 Villages. Expensive but SO good.


I agree the Oaxacan coffee is the best Mexican coffee....but I still didn't think it was that great.

You don't like Charbucks?!?!?
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while looking for the info on the good coffee in the ejidp, this thread came up
i had my first tims coffee on my recent trip to canada

honestly, if there were a tim's and an oxxo side by side, i would go in the oxxo
that anin't a ringing endorsement
it was doubly disappointing since there are so many fans out there

i guess i am not wired to live in canada
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I buy Cafe Garat, in a dark blue package. It's better than Nescafe and not as expensive as Starbucks. It costs, oh, around 55 or 60 pesos or so.
That's what we buy. Good coffee.
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